Yakima Rim Skyline, Rosa Creek Trail
Mar 21, 1999
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Yakima Skyline Ridge / Rim
- Region: Eastern Washington -- Yakima
- Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Avg Rating: 3.67
Teased by a glimpse of sunshine and the return of birdsong here in Seattle, I took off over the hills to see what more I could find in the desert. The flowers are just getting started and most green things are only shoots in the ground, but the birds are practicing heartily. Indeed, they almost drown out the sound of near-by semi-automatic weaponry.
The non-motorized designation at the Rosa Creek Trailhead appears to be a recommendation only. The two signs reading ""no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point,"" straddle a ten-foot swath of tire tracks and command about as much respect as a bullet-ridden ""no shooting"" sign. While I encountered neither hiker or motor, there were plenty of signs of each as I made my way down to Birdsong (Bullet) Spring. Aptly named. Twitter Tweet Bang Bang.
Two or three more weeks and the hills will be a spring-filled madness.