April 28, 2007
Badger Mountain, Washington
Badger Mountain is the hill immediately south of Richland and Kennewick, Washington. There are two main trails, one that switchbacks up the north slope, and a more gentle trail that goes up the west end. Both gain about 800' from trailhead to ridgetop. These photos were made along the western trail during a wildflower photography workshop I led for the Washington Native Plant Society and Richland City Parks. There is a Friends of Badger Mountain group that has been working to preserve this natural area and improve trail access.