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By John Kruse
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The Washington Outdoors Report: Early season hikes, fishing, and more


February 19, 2020

John Kruse for The Sentinel

PEACEFUL: A view of the Ancient Lakes and the waterfall flowing into it.

The mild weather we are seeing in Washington this month may signal the end of winter and an opportunity to get outside to hike or fish. Here are a few suggestions about where to do both in Central and Eastern Washington:


The recent spring-like weather and melting snow have got some (myself included) thinking about early spring hikes. One great opportunity can be found at the Quincy Lakes Unit of the Columbia Basin State Wildlife Area between Quincy and George. Here hikes to the Ancient Lakes and Dusty Lake await. Prior to March 1, the road running between the lakes on the upper end of the wildlife area are gated. You are still allowed to walk in though and can access the Ancient...

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