Monday, May 28, 2007

Yakima Canyon--Umptanum Recreation Area

Yakima Canyon's Umptanum recreation area is a wonderful place to visit, complete with this bridge that allows you to cross. The trail up the canyon is good for viewing wildlife--many birds, squirrels, insects, snakes, and if you climb the coulee edges, you might locate mountain goat and elk. If you do, be sure to bring a pair of binoculars. This article on selecting and using binoculars contains helpful hints :

and this planning guide helps explain how to choose trips to maximize your wildlife viewing:

Happy viewing!

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