Grand Coulee, Wa, WA
Explorer | 30 pts
We have hiked this area several times including the entire top rim perimeter. We have always found it to be scenic, photogenic fascinating, and to include some wild life. Our last hike was during the winter spring thaw and the stream was running down most of the road, which just added to the adventure. The field and road by the House were also under water. We took the right or south canyon fork and followed the stream to a large seaonal waterfall approximately 100 feet high and roaring. Circumventing the falls to the left, we continued up the canyon to one of our favorite geocaches. We also explored a few small caves created under huge ballsalt boulders when they fell and some granite areas scoured out in older stream beds. In the meadow below the geocache, 28 turkeys were struting their stuff. In the fall we did this trip coming in from the top by the stone barn on the Grand Coulee - Hartline Road. It rained the whole day, we had paunchos and packs, and the grand kids said it was the best adventure ever. We hiked into the lake from where the jeep road crossed the creek, down to the house, than up the creek and back to the jeep. We probably saw a dozen deer and several turkeys and eagles. I never thought of hiking in the rain as fun before, but it did add a special element to the hike, and I think it also allowed us to see more deer than usual.