The Meeks Table Research Natural Area is in the William O. Douglas Wilderness.
After several days of heavy rain and wind storms in the Central Cascades of Washington State, I had one last day to do a hike.
I’ve been visiting the Meeks Table area in the Rattlesnake Creek drainage for many a year. It’s situated in the eastern most portion of the Wilderness with a dryer, Ponderosa Pine-dominated environment.
After a relatively short, steep and rugged hike to the top of the mesa, I spent a few hours exploring the plateau.
Wildlife, birds, lizards and snakes often can be seen. But, due to the stormy conditions, not this day.
Still, it was a fun place to visit. Views extended to the Rattlesnake Mountains and McDaniel Lake.