YAKIMA, Wash. — The Pokies, the Cascadian group that prefers its hiking outings to be more of a scenic and social experience than a let’s-go-hike-really-far-really-quickly challenge, won’t be going to Salmon La Sac this Thursday after all. The air up there is simply not really pleasant to breathe right now after all of the recent fire activity.

Instead, the Pokies will do a trek at Snow Mountain Ranch. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Summitview Shopko lot and head out from there. If you want more info, call one of the trip leaders, either Marion Mann (452-4263) or Peg Stapleton (966-6194).

– Scott Sandsberry