Thursday, May 30, 2013

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls flows into the Palouse River, then onto the Snake River. The Snake has some pretty awesome salmon and steel head fishing. Cow Creek flows to Palouse Falls. We live on Cow Creek. If you were to follow the creek south, the Falls would be about 30 miles away. The Falls are in the middle of no where. You would never think there would be any flowing water anywhere! The falls are 198 feet in height. The canyon is 380 feet deep, the rock is Columbia Basin Basalt. The falls and the canyon is part of the channeled scab lands created by the great Missoula Flood that swept across Eastern Washington. The Palouse River use to flow into the Columbia River, but when the floods came through, it created a new route and now it flows into the Snake. It's quite a hike down to the bottom of the falls. You have to watch out for rattle snakes! YIKES!

This rock formation is called Castle Rock.

Coming out of the rocks.

The big splash!

Looking south from the Falls. The Palouse River flows. You'd think there'd be mountain goats of something. But there isn't.

6 comments:

  1. Nice shots. This is on our list of places to visit. Not sure about the hike to the bottom though!

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  2. I love scenes like this...the water fall is great...God's Country...as they say!

    http://thekitchensgarden.com/2013/05/30/floods-in-the-fields/

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  3. Oh, my goodness...that is breathtaking! Do you like go fishing there? I don't fly fish, but hubby does. I do like to fish though... I think I could just sit there forever and take in that view!

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