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    Downtown Yakima

    by yooperprof Written Mar 24, 2004

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    the big sky

    Favorite thing: It looks a little bleak here. It's very much a "western" town - as if everything is still tentative, and people aren't really sure whether or not they want to stay here. Unfortunately, downtown Yakima isn't much of a center. All the big retail development occurs out by the interstate in one of those boring stretches of malls and box stores that looks like everywhere else.

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    The Hills in June

    by yooperprof Written Feb 3, 2004

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    dry, but still a little green

    Favorite thing: Early summer is a nice time to be around Yakima. It's before the summer heat has really set in. But on any excursion outdoors, you still want to make sure that you have plenty of water - in the hills there's no place to hide from the sun.

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    • Desert
    • Hiking and Walking

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    A picnic overlooking the Yakima River

    by yooperprof Written Feb 3, 2004

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    the hills are alive!

    Favorite thing: In the June 1997 I was out in Yakima for a wedding - friends came from all over, including Leo and Marie who drove up from San Francisco. One day we went for a little picnic at an overlook with great views of the Yakima River Valley. The trailhead was just a little bit off SR 821.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Yakima Canyon Drive

    by yooperprof Written Jan 7, 2003

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    Along SR 821

    Favorite thing: Yakima is linked to Seattle by I-5, which slinks over the Cascades through Snoqualmie Pass. I-82 veers off at Ellensburg, and you can take it directly to Yakima. But a favorite road of mine is SR 821, which follows the Yakima river through some nifty twists and turns in a deep and scenic valley.

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  • Washington Cascades

    by lonejay Written Feb 25, 2003
    Chinook Pass Spring

    Favorite thing: Not far from Yakima are two Mountain Passes. Chinkook Pass and White Pass. My Favorite is Chinook Pass, great camping all the way up Hwy 410, open in the summer only. These two Passes run over to Mount Ranier National Park. Ounce over the summits the climat changes. you are out of the rain shadow that Yakima is in. There are luch forests with ferns and waterfall.

    Fondest memory: It is allway a pleasure to ride my Harley over Chinook Pass and into Mt Ranier Park.

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    • Camping

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  • Make no assumptions

    by matt34747 Written Oct 17, 2002
    A view of Mt Rainer from Yakima's Vantage point

    Fondest memory: Yakima has a number of nice restuarants and places to hang out. Finding them is rather challenging. Since downtown has taken a beating (not as much business down there) all of the good places to eat ect are all over the city. Lot of great Mexican restuarants! You just have to know where to go, and that takes some research.

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  • Yakima is a great place to...

    by seattlegirl Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Yakima is a great place to visit if you're from Western WA. It's a desert and has beautiful sunny summers. I try to take several weekend trips there a year just to lounge by the pool and soak up the sun.

    Shopping is poor, nightlife is poor. Weather is great.

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  • Take a walk on the greenway.

    by Elkmilk Written Aug 26, 2002

    Fondest memory: When Mount Saint Helens Blew its Top. What a great memory. People stopped talking about the weather and talked about where they were when the mountain blew. It was great to see the topic of conversation change.

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    Great views of the Yakima River

    by yooperprof Written Feb 3, 2004

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    deep thoughts

    Favorite thing: After climbing a little bit, you realize how far up you are, and how far down in the watershed below.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Desert

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    Visit a nearby vineyard

    by yooperprof Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Yooperprof checks for ripeness

    Favorite thing: A lof of those really good Washington State wines are born in the Yakima Valley. This picture is from the Porteus vineyard, near Zillah. It's at exit 54 off I-82.

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    • Wine Tasting

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