December 2nd – Slavin Wetlands Hike

December 2, 2023 10:00 am 8

Volunteer hike docent, Rick Hosmer, will lead a hike at the Slavin Conservation Area on Saturday, December 2nd starting at 10am. Rick has been hiking and enjoying the outdoors since his childhood exploring the central Cascade Range with his dad and grandfather. Backpacking trips on his path to becoming an Eagle Scout, led to an interest in mountaineering and rock climbing. He has ascended most of the Cascade volcanoes and scrambled to the tops of many peaks throughout the Pacific Northwest.

This 3-4 mile hike will take approximately 3 hours. It is a gentle (flat) hike, with great views wetlands, ponds, and mature Ponderosa scabland forest. Bring binoculars, a camera, and a bird book if you have them. If it’s icy or snowy in town, micro-spikes and trekking poles (or ski poles) will be helpful. The trails can be muddy or snowy, so wear appropriate footware — trail shoes, hiking boots, or waterproof boots, depending on conditions. Bring water or something hot to drink in a Thermos, along with snacks to eat along the way. Dress for the weather, with a hat, gloves, thermal layers and a backpack to carry everything in as you warm up from hiking. This is a great place to see wildlife and learn about the Ice Age Floods.

When: Saturday, December 2nd starting at 10 am

Where: Slavin Conservation Area (Map to parking)

Trailhead parking area
12806 S. Keeney Road
Spokane, Washington 99224