Many of us are familiar with the stretch of road that connects Pullman to Moscow. Most of us base that familiarity on driving, but how many of us have taken a more active approach?
The Bill Chipman Trail is an 8-mile path that runs alongside the road and features educational rest stops and 13 bridges crossing Paradise Creek. You can walk it, bike it or even roller-blade it (for those who wish to throw it back to the ’90s).
The trail first opened in 1998 and is named after Bill Chipman, a prominent community member and Palouse businessman who died in a car crash in 1996.
Now that summer is here, take this opportunity and grab a walking buddy. For the introverted folks, grab some earphones and update your music play list. Don’t worry, Netflix will still be waiting for you when you get back.
Double dare: walk or bike the entire trail and back. That’s 16 miles of pure Palouse beauty.