Monday, January 19, 2009

Like A Rock In A Park In Post Falls



Q' emiln "ka-mee-lin" Park is Post Falls premiere park. The word Q'emiln is Native American for "Throat Of The River." One of it's big drawing cards is the "Rock Climbing," which several of our guests have enjoyed while visiting the area.
Located on 78.5 acres on the South side of the Spokane River, it is home to some of the finest crags in the Northwest with a single pitch and 5.10 ratings.
The trails are separated by a rock ridge with a face that is fingertip friendly, ranging from beginner to intermediate skill level. Of course, climbing is always at your own risk.
The park serves many other functions for the community. Most popular is the swimming beach staffed with life guards in the summer. The boat launch area is widely used as well, and is a great place to start your water journey East along the Spokane River. The 7,000 square foot Grand Pavilion accommodates many events throughout the year, our favorite is the Fiddle Contest. You can play horseshoes, volleyball, have a barbecue or an old fashioned picnic at this beautiful park.
Things To Consider:
  • Located at 12201 W. Parkway Drive at the South end of the Spokane Street Bridge
  • More information can be found at http://www.postfallsidaho.org/
  • Driving directions: From I-90 exit on 5 and drive South on Spokane Street. Cross the bridge to Parkway Road, turn right.
  • There is paid parking inside the park, but you can park outside the pay station or on the street to avoid paying.
  • Rocks are a short walk West from the Q'emiln Park Trail System sign in the parking lot
  • Rock climbers might enjoy http://www.teamstrannon.com/ for notes on their climb

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