Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time for a break...let's take a drive!

Greetings, friends!
Well, the Out There Photography website overhaul is in full swing, and MAN, is it TEDIOUS! It will be well worth it in the end, but it's time for a break.
So, we thought we'd post a few photos of the Palouse from our trip through there last weekend.
When we left our friends in White Salmon, WA on Sunday morning, we decided to take a "scenic" route home instead of following the usual route. The entire drive home took 11 hours instead of 6, but we had a great time, saw lots of new country, and took A LOT of photos! There will be more photos from that drive later, but tonight we're just going to focus on the Palouse.
The drive through the Palouse is a unique experience. Endless rolling hills of grass, wheat, and other crops, the occasional tiny town, a river or two, and a great big sky. There are long stretches along the highways of the Palouse where the fields come right down to the road, so it's just you, the road, and acres of rolling fields. It might be difficult to imagine, but it's really a unique experience and we recommend everyone check it out if you get the chance.
We arrived at Steptoe Butte State Park at about 5:30pm, just as the sun was starting to head toward the horizon and the light was starting to change into that golden, "magic-hour" light. Steptoe Butte is an island of rock in the middle of an ocean of rolling fields. From below, the Butte doesn't look all that impressive, but once you've made your way up the narrow road that leads to the top, the views make you feel like you've stepped out on top of the world. Just over an hour's drive from Spokane, WA, this is one of the Inland Northwest's lesser known gems.

That's enough storytelling for one evening, so let's get to the photos!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!


That's a crop duster flying over the fields. Lucky shot!

Paraglider...looks fun!

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