From black-and-white to color, the Chehalis River along the Discovery Trail.
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Chehalis River Discovery Trail

Previous commitments kept Mr. Adventure and I close to home last weekend, but gorgeous weather beckoned. Luckily, there are plenty of lowland trails nearby that offer great midwinter hiking. We headed to the Chehalis River Discovery Trail, a 3.6-mile ramble along the river just below its confluence with the Skookumchuck River. The trail is adjacent to a working farm, and the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust has partnered with Lewis County and local schools to restore the river’s riparian habitat. It’s a favorite of birders, who’ve spotted more than 150 species spotted along the trail.

On the trail to Lena Lake.
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Lena Lake

A stretch of cold, sunny weather practically demands a good hike, and Lena Lake fits the bill. First, though, an otherworldly drive through sea smoke and past eagle sentinels.