Lara Gricar, (509) 465-5066 Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Fifth annual haunted hike is Oct. 22
The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Rd., Nine Mile Falls. (Directions: http://j.mp/7mileairstrip.)
Touted as the “scariest half-mile hike ever,” the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages 3 to 12; and free for children under 2. Adults are issued a flashlight, and youth ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet as part of the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed on the trail.
The event is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to support the park. A Discover Pass will not be required for vehicle access to this event. The Foundation is covering the cost.
About the eventAt this outdoor version of a haunted house, participants hike one-half mile through the woods, while volunteer “zombies” and hair-raising displays provide the scary atmosphere. Participants should be prepared to walk over uneven terrain and wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Trader Joes will be providing complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. In addition, there will be a warming fire attended by witches telling haunted stories of the past.
For more information, contact Lara Gricar, (509) 465-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Riverside State Park, other Washington state parks are hosting Halloween events. Find out where and when by checking State Parks’ events calendar online at: http://parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx
About Riverside State ParkRiverside State Park is a 14,000-acre camping park located on the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park provides a variety of recreational activities, including miles of hiking, biking, off-road and equestrian trails, water sports, interpretive activities and more. For more information, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/573/Riverside.
About Riverside State Park FoundationRiverside State Park Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that exists to educate and engage people and groups to enjoy, advocate for and sustain the irreplaceable benefits of recreation, history, beauty, natural resources and cultures of Riverside State Park now and for generations to come.
To learn more about Riverside State Park Foundation, visit www.riversidestatepark.org or on Facebook at @RiversideStatePark.
Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com. Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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