We entered the Douglas Creek canyon from the south, where the road is rough with several water crossings (4x4 only). 47.4678, -119.8739 If you enter from the north via Slack Canyon instead, the road is smoothly graded. 47.5174, -119.9192
We found plenty of good campsites along Douglas Creek.
Evidence of a past wildfire.
Lyra's collection of bones and other finds:
Exploring a side canyon, and hiking up out of the canyon. 47.4860, -119.9189
Hiking west along an old jeep trail and railroad grade. 47.4986, -119.9124
Duffy Creek Area
We camped north of Duffy Creek, on a hill surrounded by wildflowers with a view northeast over the surrounding farmland. 47.4951, -119.9903
This hike through in a private reserve features flowering cactuses, along with many other wildflowers. 47.3102, -119.7900
Driving south on Rock Island Grade.
We stopped at this overlook — a superb view down to Rock Island Creek, if you disregard
the large amounts of trash that has been dumped here. 47.4037, -120.0585
Camping nearby, on the Monument Hill radio tower access road.
Laura carefully reassembled the bones of a small animal. Lyra made a bone & flower shrine.
Judith Pool hike to Ancient Lake 47.1541, -119.9301
Lunch break at Evergreen Reservor 47.1529, -119.9351
Hike to sand dunes! 47.0132, -119.9831
Wrapping up with pie at the Cottage Cafe in Cle Elum!