Saturday, October 01, 2022
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The purpose of the annual Frenchman Coulee orientation hike is to familiarize first responders with the area in case they are called there for an emergency. It allows the responders to learn what common areas are called and the best points to be able to access certain areas.

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An ‘ecstatic’ climb
June 9, 2022 1:20 a.m.

An ‘ecstatic’ climb

Ensuring safety and fun at Frenchman Coulee

QUINCY - Just off the Old Vantage Highway, between the Columbia River and Interstate-90 is Frenchman Coulee. It is a spot popular for rock climbers and hikers throughout the summer months but can be a tricky place to navigate when an injury occurs. “Frenchman Coulee is a unique area especially to rock climbing in Washington state and attracts a lot of people to the area for camping, hiking and rock climbing which results in a more technical type of rescue calls,” said Grant County Fire District 3 Chief Tony Leibelt...