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Wildflower Walk: Sawtooth Ridge in the W-T Wilderness

The trail starts high and gradually descends, remaining in the forest for the early miles, then breaking out onto the open with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.  From Dayton, drive North Touchet Road (FR 64) toward Bluewood Ski Area. Bear right and continue past on FR 64, then left on FR 46 (Skyline Road). Continue 3.7 miles taking a right on FR 420, which ends at the trailhead in 0.2 miles. Near Sawtooth Ridge, in 1826, naturalist David Douglas made the discovery of North America's first known wild peony. Trip Leader: Ame Doyle

Walla Walla subchapter: Meet on Whitman Campus in Walla Walla at Harper Joy Theater parking lot. Trips out of Dayton will meet at railroad ‘Depot’ in Dayton 50 minutes after Walla Walla time. Carpooling arrangements will be made at meeting places and times.  Return time is usually late afternoon. Bring walking stick, tick repellant, hat, lunch, water and a few dollars for driver. Dress appropriately in sturdy walking shoes or boots and, depending on terrain, long pants. Guests are welcome. Email contact/leader person if you have questions about difficulty, length or trailhead. General questions about the hikes can be directed to Darcy Dauble Unless otherwise noted, these hikes are mostly level and leisurely in pace.