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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry — Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Central Washington
Columbia River & Cliffs Photo (c) David Hagen

Ethan, Karen, & I took a hike out the Ginkgo Backcountry on this sunny, mild day.  We walked a bit over 1.5 miles and found a nice place overlooking the river for lunch.  We stayed our usual hour or so before heading back.  We saw some crows, a bald eagle, flotillas of geese, a couple of big horn sheep on the ridge and, believe it nor not, a couple of elk down by the river.  There were many small patches of snow, but the trail was not muddy.  We saw a couple of other hikers and their dogs out enjoying this beautiful day.

Karen & Ethan above the Columbia River Photo (c) David Hagen
Lunch above the Columbia River Photo (c) David Hagen
Trail & Sentinel Gap Photo (c) David Hagen

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