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neek
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 8:36 am 
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I wasn't going to report on this short hike, but since just a few TRs emerged from the 3-day weekend, I figured a bit more eye candy wouldn't hurt.  We did see a handful of people (and dogs and horses, even a few bikes) during the day, but no one else seemed to be spending the night, despite numerous campsites dotting the area.  Sounds like it's more popular in spring and summer (because people like ticks?).  It only got down to the upper 30s at night and we had warm sunshine during the day.  I took a side trip up the big waterfall at the head of the valley--a short distance further and I would have been at the upper trailhead.  No difficulties getting around the lake, for anyone considering a thru-hike.  We went up to the Dusty Lake overlook on the way back.  Dropping down to it would have been a bit too serious for an 8-year old.  If you've been keeping this hike in your back pocket, I think this time of year can be a great time to visit.

What is this (besides terrifying)?
What is this (besides terrifying)?
1/4 sec, hand-held
1/4 sec, hand-held
Always need a photo to freak out Mom
Always need a photo to freak out Mom
Dusty Lake
Dusty Lake

We stopped by some other attractions on the drive over:

Ginkgo Petrified Forest
Ginkgo Petrified Forest
Columbia River
Columbia River
Wild Horses monument
Wild Horses monument
Frenchman Coulee
Frenchman Coulee
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Schenk
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 am 
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That there is one O' them thar big azz jerusalem crickets.

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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 12:23 pm 
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neek wrote:
Always need a photo to freak out Mom
Always need a photo to freak out Mom

This mom approves 100%, lol.

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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Good eye for the cricket and mouse  up.gif

Looks like there is a penny for scale in the top left of the petrified wood shot, nice sized piece with excellent grain

neek wrote:
Ginkgo Petrified Forest
Ginkgo Petrified Forest
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 1:32 pm 
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I've been meaning to check this one out for years.  I've heard of people doing it on gravel bikes, but it seems like a slower (walking) pace is more appropriate.  I haven't spent much time in the scablands but it's incredible country.
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 2:19 pm 
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neek wrote:

What is this (besides terrifying)?
What is this (besides terrifying)?

I agree it's a Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug.  They're apparently not actually crickets, not actually bugs, and not from Jerusalem.  I do think they'll eat taters.
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PostThu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 pm 
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Nontoxic, Nondangerous, and non biting but creepy looking, child of the earth harmless.

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