Umtanum Creek Canyon
May 06, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Umtanum Creek Canyon
- Region: Eastern Washington -- Yakima
- Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - L.T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area
- Avg Rating: 3.36
4 bighorn sheep were spotted along the ridge bordering the canyon. They appeared to be shedding out their winter coats and otherwise looked healthy.
We hiked further up Umtanum Ridge to see balsamroot, lupine, & phlox just coming into bloom. Also saw a pygmy short-horned lizard ("Horned Toad"). Great views of the Stuart range from the ridge.