Tours

WESTERN SCABLANDS

Friday, April 19 | 8am-4pm
Cost: $108.59 per person

View Frenchman Coulee, the Drumheller Channels, and giant current ripples of West Bar with Ice Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht. Stops include the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park and Tonnemaker Hill Farm where the remains of an Ice Age mammoth were found.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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WHITE BLUFFS HIKE

Saturday, April 27 | 9am-4pm
Cost: $97.73 per person

Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a hike atop the scenic White Bluffs within the Hanford Reach National Monument. Enjoy the unique geology and beautiful display of wildflowers high above the free-flowing Columbia River. This easy to moderate hike is ~5 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of ~300 ft.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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DRY FALLS

Friday, May 10 | 8am-4pm
Cost: $108.59 per person

Ice Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, leads this excursion to the remains of what may have been the largest waterfall on Earth, Dry Falls. Included in the tour of vast scablands and coulees are the Drumheller and Othello Channels that showcase the dramatic erosive powers of the floods that shaped the Lower Grand Coulee.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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WALLULA GAP HIKE

Saturday, May 18 | 9am-5pm
Cost: $97.73 per person

Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a hike within spectacular Wallula Gap, one of the most significant features associated with the Ice Age megafloods. This moderately strenuous hike will traverse the wild western edge of the gap to the scenic Mounds Pond Overlook. The trail is ~6 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of ~800ft.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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COYOTE CANYON MAMMOTH DIG

Saturday, August 10 | 8am-4pm
Cost: $108.59 per person

Gary Kleinknecht, Education Director of the Mid-Columbia Basin Old Natural Educations Sciences (MCBONES), presents a behind the scenes tour of a working excavation site of a Columbian mammoth. Travel to Wallula Gap, Esqatzel Coulee, and Devil’s Canyon to view other remnants of the Ice Age Floods.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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KAYAK HANFORD REACH NATIONAL MONUMENT

Saturday, August 17 | 8am-3pm
Cost: $108.59 per person

U.S. Fish & Wildlife leads this special excursion out on the Columbia River to see a variety of wildlife, incredible cliffs, and the infamous B-Reactor. Expect a tranquil silence while out on the water with time to learn about the National Monument and the Hanford Site.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING

Saturday, September 7 | 9am-3pm
Cost: $124.88 per person

Come meet the experts at Hedge’s Family Estate in Benton City. Walk through the rows of grape varietals famously grown in the Red Mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA). Discover and learn about biodynamic farming and wine making at one of Washington’s first certified Biodynamic Wineries.
Transportation, wine-tasting, and lunch are provided.
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HOPS TO BOTTLE

Saturday, September 14 | 9am-4pm
Cost: $119.45 per person

Stroll through a hop yard and a processing plant at Carpenter Ranches. Learn how hops become pellets and oil at Yakima Chief-Hopunion. Beer-tasting will be at the newly opened Varietal Beer Co.
Participants are responsible for their own beer-tasting fees.
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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SOUTHERN CHENEY-PALOUSE SCABLANDS & PALOUSE FALLS

Friday, September 20 | 8am-4pm
Cost: $119.45 per person

Explore the southern Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract of the lower Snake River area with Gary Kleinknecht. See Old Maid Coulee, Staircase Rapids, Palouse Falls, Devil’s Canyon and more
Transportation and lunch are provided.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Payment is required in full the Monday prior to the tour. Full refunds will be given if cancelled seven days before the tour date. 25% of ticket cost will be withheld if cancellation occurs less than seven days before the tour date. Tours are subject to cancellation.
  • No open alcohol on buses.
  • Please plan on being 15 minutes early so the tour can depart on time. All tours depart from The REACH unless otherwise stated.