Tag Archives: Columbia Basin

Palouse Falls

20130301-_DSC0210The setting sun reflecting off passing stormclouds bathes Palouse Falls in warm reddish light. Thanks to spring runoff, now is a great time to visit the falls.

Towell Falls

20121215-_DSC0145Towell Falls, Escure Ranch BLM property south of Sprague. A great hike for recovering from a Christmas party.

Tieton River

Fall colors on the Tieton River west of Yakima. Although the mountains of the Pacific Northwest get most of the attention for their autumn larch shows, the Columbia Basin has its own fall flair, with sumac, serviceberry, aspen and cottonwood leaves turning color and rabbitbrush blooming. The Tieton River even boasts the Oregon White Oak, the only oak native to Washington.