Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mt. Stuart Elementary Manastash Ridge Hike

On Friday, October 9th, the 5th grade class of Mount Stuart Elementary and a team of parents and teachers hiked up Manastash Ridge. The goal: epic views of Kittitas Valley - also known as the upper Yakima Watershed.

The students reached the summit, triumphant.

Despite cloud cover, we had a great view of Kittitas Valley

Students listened patiently and passed around rocks from the ridge as we discussed flood basalt lavas, vesicles, and agate formation.

Students pondered the forces that shaped Kittitas Valley, and sketched the Yakima River and surrounding landscape.

Special Thanks to all of the Teachers, parents, and the Central Washington University Yakima WATERS program for making this fun trip possible!

For more information on this hike, visit the Washington Trails Association Web page:
Manastash Ridge Hike link:

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