Here’s another fine use of Instagram: highlighting the great hikes the Grand Coulee Dam area offers. This shot is of a very happy dog on top of Steamboat Rock, out in the midst of Banks Lake at the Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s a hunk of earth that didn’t wash away in the series of catastrophic floods that carved the Grand Coulee at the end the last ice age.
So standing atop the rock, about 800 feet above the floor of the Grand Coulee, you can imagine the torrents that flowed through the area thousands of years ago, leaving this dramatic landscape.
The dog may not get that, but he certainly enjoys it anyway.
Details and a map are available to help you plan your day, inside this week’s Star newspaper.
A host of prizes will be awarded to some lucky kids.
The grand prize, being awarded by the chamber, is an iPod Touch. Other prizes include a remote controlled Spy Tank, an inflatable boat set, three AquaZookas, four tickets to Ephrata Raceway Park, gift certificates, free ice cream cones, a digital video camera, t-shirts, a sweatshirt and a gift card. Details on the firms providing the prizes can be found inside today’s newspaper.
Here’s all you have to do!
Visit the sites outlined in today’s Star, have someone sign off on your visit, and deposit your entry.
Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Community Church in Electric City and kids can enjoy a feature-length movie while there.
Good hunting and good luck! See page 8 in The Star.
You can also read on, but the map may be easier to follow on paper, which also offers the entry form.
Koulee Kids Fest Activity list
Geode Break at Funzee’s (bring your own sock)
Pedal Boats at Coulee Playland
Mini Golf at Sunbanks Lake Resort
Geo cache at the Visitor Arrival Center
BB- North Dam Park – Lions Club
Coulee Cruizers Car Show North Dam Park,
kids vote for their favorite car
Sidewalk Chalk Art – in Electric City
(by the post office, city hall in front of Tropical Pig & ECT)