We are fortunate to call this place home.
Summer days here are long, and in Yakima they grant us the opportunity to explore new places and try new things.
Given the chance to crawl out of the basement newsroom and blink repeatedly while adjusting to the bright sunlight, Yakima Herald-Republic reporters and editors have created a summer bucket list to inspire ourselves and readers.
What is on your summer bucket list? How many will the Herald-Republic staff check off before summer’s end? Will any of these items make it to your list?
First of all, what a fun idea! Honestly, as a newbie here, I’m probably going to look to this list for things I want to do myself this summer.
I want to circle as much of Mount Adams’ base as possible. I’ve read that going from the Round the Mountain Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail and finally the Highline Trail will get me around most of the mountain, so that’s what I plan on doing.
Wine, sun and beautiful views are as good as it gets, so I’m planning on going on a road trip that runs along most of the Valley with stops at local wineries like Treveri and those around Rattlesnake Hills.
As someone who is new to Yakima, I am eager to learn about its history and the history of its original inhabitants. In an effort to do this, I’m going to be visiting the Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Center this summer.
— Santiago Ochoa, staff writer
Rimrock Lake on Dec. 7, 2021. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the water in the five Yakima system storage reservoirs — Keechelus, Kachess, Cle Elum, Bumping and Rimrock.