Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A couple of hours from Walla Walla, through a tiny town called Starbuck (it consists of about one farmhouse and a barn), there is a place called Palouse Falls. Though this time of year it is a pretty miserable walk - as you can see, it's all in the sun, and there are no trees - once you find a place in the shade to relax down by the river, it's wonderful. Taking off one's shoes and socks is a must - soaking them in the water is something that can't be missed after a hike like that. The river itself is down in a small canyon, and the parking is up at the top. So the hike down takes you to the water, and then if you go from the spot pictured here down around a bend in the canyon walls, you'll come to the major waterfall of the area. I'll show you that tomorrow.