Monday, June 13, 2011

Palouse



In the southeastern portion of the state of Washington and parts of Idaho lies an area called the Palouse. Roughly 160 miles north of the Oregon Trail this area was once more populated than the Puget Sound region of the state. It is home to Washington State University and lots of farm land. Nearly every square mile is planted with agricultural products.

As you leave Lewiston via Clarkston you wander through farmland westward towards Pomeroy. Farms spread out across the horizon for as far as you can see. If you take a turn towards Starbuck you come to an area that is pretty much desert terrain. Out in the middle of this terrain is a small sign announcing the fact that two miles down a gravel road is Palouse Falls State Park. Your in the middle of desert terrain. What could it be? A trickle? You would be wrong.....




2 comments:

  1. And it doesn't look that full right now!! Will post pictures soon.

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