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Quincy Wildlife Area - Ancient Lake

This was an early November visit to Central Washington for my first hike on the East side of the Columbia River this year. The day was cloudy but with higher and thinner clouds rather than the typical low lying clouds which cover the entire sky in Seattle and nice temperatures. Ancient Lake is an old bottom area formed during the end of the Ice Age as coulees were formed throughout this part of Washington. A pair of mesas running East to West provided a nice alley punctuated by a quartet of pothole lakes at the coulee cul-de-sac. Everything was brown with other hints of muted greens and typical desert colors of Autumn; very scenic but not with the obvious beauty of a desert in springtime bloom. The water wasn't exactly flowing but there were still several nice waterfalls along the way including the signature falls into the last pothole lake. The photos:
Dead Insect
Dead Insect
Tree by Third Pothole
Tree by Third Pothole
Black Beetle
Black Beetle
Plant Detail
Plant Detail
Bush and Northern Mesa
Bush and Northern Mesa
Sage Brush
Sage Brush
Orange Bush
Orange Bush
Third Pothole Alcove
Third Pothole Alcove
End of Northern Mesa
End of Northern Mesa
Sage Brush and Mesa
Sage Brush and Mesa
Desert Plant
Desert Plant
Second Pothole Reflection
Second Pothole Reflection
Fourth Pothole and Falls
Fourth Pothole and Falls
Second Pothole
Second Pothole
Insect
Insect
Tube Bush Again
Tube Bush Again
First Pothole
First Pothole
Spiny Plant
Spiny Plant
Rock Ledge
Rock Ledge
Basalt Columns
Basalt Columns
Cottony Plant
Cottony Plant
Little Grove of Trees
Little Grove of Trees
Fourth Pothole Scene
Fourth Pothole Scene
Gold Plant and Table Mesa
Gold Plant and Table Mesa
Inlet Falls
Inlet Falls
Dripping Falls
Dripping Falls
Trail
Trail
Mesa Falls
Mesa Falls
Waterfall with Reflection
Waterfall with Reflection
Second Pothole
Second Pothole
Upper Portion of Waterfal
Upper Portion of Waterfal
Beetle Caught in Spider Web
Beetle Caught in Spider Web
Mesa Falls Closer
Mesa Falls Closer
Bush and Mesa Edge
Bush and Mesa Edge
Colorful Shoreline
Colorful Shoreline
Waterfall Shot
Waterfall Shot