Whiskey Dick Mtn (Apr 5, 2008)

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whiskey_dick_coverConditions: Day Hike
Gear: nothing special
Map: USGS Whiskey Dick Mountain
Area: Ellensburg
Reference:  Desert Hikes Washington
Stats: 6.5mi, 1363' gain (round trip)

Springtime in the desert areas of Washington are incredible. Usually, this time of year, I'm tiring of the snow. Desperate for dirt, not snow, under my boots.

Whiskey Dick Mtn is a sure place in the spring to see color. In the summer, the area is parched, wilted, brown. Springtime, it's like a painter's palette. Every shade in the spectrum reflected in flowers growing near and far. Another advantage of an early season hike in Central Washington is one is less likely to encounter rattlesnakes. Though less likely, they are still around, just starting to get rattled so to speak.

There are lots of old roads in this area. Most places there really aren't even any trails. We just followed old roads and wandered up the ridge to our hearts content.

Lots and lot and lots of flowers around.
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