Don’t miss this! This Bureau of Reclamation land is home to one of Washington's rare plants, the Gray Cryptantha. This special place is called “Basalt Gardens” because of its outstanding diversity and its beautiful basalt sculpture walls. The garden party begins: Death Camas lilies, purple thread-leaf Phacelia and so much more! After lunch we’ll proceed up the Vantage Highway for a look at a different environment with new blooms. Meet: 8:00 a.m. Van Giesen Park & Ride. This is a long day: dress appropriately for the weather, bring lunch, drinks, and snacks, and don’t forget your cameras. Please contact trip leader Ernie Crediford at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.