Umtanum Creek Canyon

This past weekend was just a beautiful weekend to get out.  So on Saturday, Davey, Buster and I went looking for some nearby places to explore.

Several people had told me about Umtanum Creek Recreation Area which is only about 12 miles outside of Ellensburg.  We hadn’t made it there yet, and I don’t know why!  It was beautiful!  I wish I’d taken my camera, but I just had my phone with me so I took only a few pictures.

There was a great suspension bridge that we got to cross.  We were both a little hesitant at first because it was kind of wobbling back and forth.  We bravely crossed though!


There are lots of places there for a little boy to have a lot of fun.  He picked up sticks to use as a wand or sometimes as a sword.  He threw lots of rocks.  I think he was mostly a mage though, and I was a hunter.  We got up on a neat lookout, and I fended off the incoming trolls with my bow while he tended to the enemies approaching from the river.

davey-under-bridgeWe were having such a good time that we wanted David to come join us.  He brought us some lunch, and then we went exploring some more.


There were lots of people out and about.  Many people were finding scenic spots to take photos (and there were plenty of scenic spots to choose from).  There were lots of dogs too which Buster thoroughly enjoyed.

We will definitely be heading back to this beautiful spot!