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Adventures

Sometimes it is handy hearing a few stories from someone who has been there, done that. Adventures does just that—recounts favorite weekend memories and suggests other stuff to do in the area like where to find the nearest coffee shop (the important stuff). To highlight our natural history, we’ll interview the experts and let you know where you can connect with that history on the land. Adventures is also a great place to share tips on wilderness safety, dive into regulations and why they are important to follow, and pass along new information or books written about our one-of-a-kind area.

By deepening our understanding of the land, we all certainly appreciate it even more. If you are curious about something you observe on the trail or have an idea you’d like us to investigate, please contact us. We would love to share what we find out with our Outside Walla Walla community. As we are discovering, there are countless ways to recreate in our area, and when we exhaust all the possibilities look forward to starting all over again.

48 Hours in Walla Walla: River, River userBy Katie user0 Comment

Only an hour from downtown Walla Walla, enjoy a totally different landscape. Lyons Ferry State Park and the Starbuck / Lyons Ferry Marina KOA offer visitors a chance to explore a wild, dessert landscape carved by the Snake and Palouse Rivers. Fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and camping are just a few of the activities to embark on an adventure. When the valley heats up, the river is the perfect place to cool off.

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48 Hours in the Blue Mountains: Many Waters userBy Gwen Dildine user0 Comment

You might not think about eastern Washington or Oregon as a go-to destination for water sports, but the land of many waters certainly has some unique opportunities to satisfy your inner rafter, kayaker, or paddleboarder. Bordered by two iconic rivers to the north and the west with the Snake and Columbia Rivers, respectively, and fed by a landscape charged with ancient aquifers and generous snow packs, it is no surprise that Walla Walla roughly translates to many waters.

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48 Hours in Walla Walla: Spring Into June userBy Gwen Dildine user0 Comment

Almost time to tear another page off the family calendar, June is right around the corner. We get it--you are busy. School is ending, it’s time to close second quarter at work, and all your vacation plans are likely hinging on perfect execution of task lists over the next few weeks. I might be projecting. If this is you and you need a few days of mother nature to bring you back, look no further and spend a few days in Walla Walla to refill the tanks.

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48 Hours in Walla Walla: May Flowers userBy Gwen Dildine user0 Comment

The sun is shining; the Dogwoods are blooming; and the flood warnings have finally subsided. Winter hasn’t quite relinquished to spring at higher elevations. Trust us, we miscalculated conditions at the end of April and tried to camp perched atop the Blue Mountains a tad too early. This series, 48 Hours in Walla Walla, is designed to take the planning aspect of outdoor recreation outings off the checklist. Have a free weekend? Not anymore--we’ll let you know where to eat, sleep, and play in and around the Walla Walla Valley. All you have to do is show up.

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