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Badger Mountain Challenge Participants set to take over Badger Mountain

Local hikers who frequent Badger Mountain might want to give popular trail system a day off on Saturday.

The seventh annual Badger Mountain Challenge is set to take over the hill this weekend, with the 50- and 100-mile races beginning Friday, and the 50-kilometer and much more popular 15-K slated for Saturday morning.

The 50- and 100-mile races start at 7 a.m. […]

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Friends of Badger Mountain hits a snag in its efforts on behalf of a Red Mountain ridge trail

Dreams of a 20-mile ridge-to-ridge trail stretching from Richland’s Amon Basin to the Yakima River have run into a hitch. (View on Tri-City Herald)

The Seattle-based limited liability corporation that owns 138 acres along the ridgeline will not grant a 20-foot pedestrian-only easement for the trail.

Benton County property records indicate Red Mountain Ridgeline LLC paid $600,000 for the property in 2008. […]

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Volunteers begin new hiking trail on Candy Mountain

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Jim Langdon, trailmaster for the Friends of Badger organization, shares details about a new 1.75 mile hiking trail being scratched out of the ground on Candy Mountain. The organization is seeking volunteers for the anticipated one month project. -Bob Brawdy, Tri-City Herald

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Candy Mountain dream about to come true

Benton County is ready to close a $1.25 million deal this week with Candy Mountain property owners that will preserve the local peak as a natural area and park.

Friends of Badger Mountain and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office are funding the deal, which will turn Candy Mountain into a twin of sorts to the popular Badger Mountain Centennial […]

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Benton County to buy Candy Mountain land for preserve

Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians will soon have legal access to the summit of Candy Mountain.

Benton County will buy nearly 200 acres for the Candy Mountain Preserve this spring after the county commissioners signed off on a financial agreement Tuesday.

Candy Mountain Preserve is the next link in Friends of Badger Mountain’s vision of a 20-mile network of ridge-top trails that […]

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Friends of Badger Mountain to Expand Trail System

Friends of Badger Mountain announced at their annual meeting January 30th that it had reached their $1.5 million goal for the Ridge Preservation and Trail Campaign.  The funds raised will create a second ridge preserve on Candy Mountain and a trail link from the west end of the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve to the summit of Candy Mountain.

“A second open […]

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