Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I took some time on Tuesday to explore what Tri Cities had to offer in terms of parks. I wanted to hike a little so I headed over to Sacajawea State Park in Pasco. The park sits right at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers. There are placards throughout manicured portion of the park that tell the story of Lewis & Clark and their experience with the Native Americans living in the Pacific Northwest.
I was a little disappointed at first in getting into the park. I wanted to hike and the sidewalks just weren’t doing it for me. That is until I walked along the river for a while and found an old service road that led to the forgotten campgrounds within the park. The brush was starting to make its way through the cracks in the worn asphalt as nature was taking back what was originally hers. The smell of juniper filled the air as I hiked through tall grass and shrubs. It didn’t take long to feel like I was not in the middle of a city anymore.