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A pre-race hike up Badger mountain provides a close-up view of the burnt side of the hill before enjoying a Sunday at the Columbia Cup. (Lon Martin)
A pre-race hike up Badger mountain provides a close-up view of the burnt side of the hill before enjoying a Sunday at the Columbia Cup. (Lon Martin)
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Since 2008 Hiking Badger has Been my Pre-Columbia Cup Sunday Tradition

Since 2008 I have enjoyed a pre-race hike up Badger mountain before retiring to the shore of the mighty Columbia River to enjoy all that Water Follies offers.

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Lon Martin
Lon Martin
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Lon’s Top 10 Songs for Hiking Badger Mountain

Summer time means exercise in my world and sometimes I need some motivation to get up Badger Mountain. I have a list of tunes that get me revved up and moving and I decided to share them with you below.

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Lon Martin
Lon Martin
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Enjoy the Wildflowers on Badger Mountain While They Last [PHOTOS]

You know I'm a big fan of climbing Badger Mountain. With the change of the seasons I always get surprises. I shared the picture of my snake encounter yesterday. Here are the wildflowers I caught earlier this week.

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Beware the Wildlife at Badger Mountain!

I ran into this example of Richland fauna while hiking Badger Mountain a few days ago. We asked you about the WILDEST thing you've seen up there. Here's what you said:

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Badger mountain view looking North with the Federal building in the center. (Lon Martin)
Badger mountain view looking North with the Federal building in the center. (Lon Martin)
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Badger Mountain Hosting BIG Endurance Challenge This Weekend

The Badger Mountain area is the setting this Friday & Saturday for a BIG endurance challenge. McCurley Integrity Subaru presents for the second-year-in-a-row of this third annual "Badger Mountain Challenge".

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Chironomidae, male non-biting 'midge'. (nojhan)
Chironomidae, male non-biting 'midge'. (nojhan)
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Mosquitoes on Badger Mountain? Morning Hike Populated With the Little Bloodsuckers, Perhaps Not

I've done 250-plus round trips on Badger and this morning was the FIRST time I had even noticed mosquitoes? Keeping my eyes on the ground while climbing the 'steps' there were a few mosquitoes at every one, then hiked through loosely populated clusters from time to time up to a couple hundred yards from the top

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Morning on Badger Mountain (Lon Martin)
Morning on Badger Mountain During A 10 Day-In-A-Row Hike-arama! (Lon Martin)
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A St. Patrick’s Day Pint of Guinness the Reward for 10 Days Up Badger Mountain

St. Patrick's day was the impetus for a goal to make up for NOT being true to my New Year's Resolution of getting into better condition. What better incentive to hike up Badger 10 days-in-a-row then to have a self-rewarded pint of Guinness to work towards, apparently for me, none as I completed the 10th hike this morning!

Since 2008 I have enjoyed over 250 round-trips on every trail Badger Mountain has and I thought that was pretty good but there are hikers that make that accomplishment minor in comparison

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A stylish young hiker is prepared for rain as she ascends Badger mountain.
A stylish young hiker is prepared for rain as she ascends Badger mountain. (Lon Martin)
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Hiking in the Rain to Start ’10 Days Up Badger to St. Patrick’s Day’

I've been dissatisfied with my lack of commitment to get conditioned as I had resolved to do in this new year. A little inspiration was called for and I always get inspired when hiking Badger mountain

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(Lon Martin)
(Lon Martin)
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Hiking Badger Early in the Morning Paid Off in Beauty

Sunday's hike up Badger was a sun-drenched joy.

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Lon Martin
Lon Martin
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First Hike Up, Then Sled Down Badger Mountain in Snow

It was the first time up Badger Mountain for Kerry and the first time up for me in snow ALL the way after more then 200 times up, but Tucker and Jaime from West Richland had the right idea. They used a sled

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Lon Martin
Lon Martin
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12 Days Up Badger Mountain – Lon Martin’s Hike to Christmas

A year of weight loss has inspired me to fold 'conditioning' into my Life Style. I am an avid fan of Hiking Up Badger Mountain but have gone up infrequently in this past year.  As a Christmas present to me I have set as a goal 12 - Days Up Badger to Christmas Day

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