23 hours ago
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Posted by Lucas
I often travel to Rosalia, WA (it’s the half-way point between us and my in-laws, we sometimes meet there to trade my son back and forth when he has visited them) and have noticed there is a wonderful gravel rail bed that runs under Highway 195. Once my son and I took the long way to Colfax along Highway 27 (Pines Road) and I noticed this rail bed went through Tekoa as well. I have been intrigued ever since.
I did some research and it turns out this is part of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, and it runs pretty near all the way across the state. While the western part of this trail gets most of the attention (even getting its own state park), the eastern end runs through some of the most geologically interesting countryside in the U.S. So why don’t we talk more about it here in Spokane?