Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Painted Rock in Riverside State Park
NO Discover Pass Required
Just north and across the river from 5800 W. Rutter Parkway, Spokane. You will start and end your hike at the Indian Painted Rock trail head parking lot on Rutter Parkway near the Little Spokane River.
This is a flat hike, out and back, not a loop. Want to know more about why the area is called Indian Painted Rock? Read the brief Spokesman Review article here.
We'll begin with the Scat Snacks Game - an animal signs activity. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for, such as “Moose.” But in their natural habitat, animals don't stand next to a sign that labels them. However they do leave us clues as to who was there, in the form of scat. Come learn to identify some Palisades inhabitants by their scat. Just like a naturalist, look for real scat and tracks on our hike. We will give each aspiring scientist marshmallows, jelly beans and other foods, which have the same size and shape as some animal scat.
If you like the Little Spokane River, you may want to go on the Little Spokane River hike or the Kayak/Canoe trip on the Little Spokane River.
Parking: A Discover Pass is not required on this date because its National Get Outdoors Day.
What to wear/bring: Dress for the weather and terrain. Bring snacks and water for yourself but not the wildlife. Wear insect repellent.
Note: There is an outhouse in the parking lot at the trail head but there is no running water.
Ages: All ages are welcome but it is recommended for kids and adults who can walk 1.5 miles in 1 hour on a rugged nature trail. The pace will be slow with lots of stops. The trail is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Cost: $3 per family. There is a $10 fee per family to register. $7 will be refunded after the trip as long as you show up.
Tour Limit: 10 cars