Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ABC P is for...

Palouse Falls


We had never been to Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington, and when a perfect spring picnic day appeared on recent Sunday so we went. It's only a couple of hours away. The falls is at its best in the spring.



When we got to the Palouse Falls State Park about ten, there were only a few visitors. This changed as the day went on. It is a destination for the motorcycle crowd, as well as other outdoor seekers.




The hikers on the trail give a good perspective of how big this falls is. If memory serves, it is 198 feet.
Powerful!



Flora and Fauna of the area. Not sure what the plant is in the fall, but the seed pod is charming.

This guy is a relative of the marmot, groundhog,  and woodchuck. We have called them rockchucks in the past, but that could be a local name from the kids.













And this is the view downstream of the falls.


ABC Wednesday Round Ten, the letter P

9 comments:

imac said...

WOW wonderful.

Saul said...

Nice blog!...
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Luna Miranda said...

wow, this place is absolutely stunning! gorgeous, gorgeous waterfalls.


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Ann said...

Oh that is an amazing sight to see! It is definately powerful and beautiful. What a nice day trip.
Ann

Black Jack's Carol said...

I loved the visit to Palouse Falls. Great shots! Did you take the one of the Rockchuck? Most impressive, as are the powerful waterfalls.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Oh how spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm a sucker for falls, or running water generally.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ChrisJ said...

I'm so glad you posted about these. I've never heard of them, but they look spectacular and are not too far away for us to visit when we make our way up to see our son one day.

Dina said...

Spectacular views. I wish Jerusalem had some of that water.
Thanks for pointing out your Roxy Paine tree, Katney.