The Palouse, WA

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Rollin to the Coast

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After a slight frustration of getting turned around in the city of Colfax, we stopped to retrieve a pair of sunglasses that weren’t secured and another biker came by asking if all was well.  I love that about bikers.  There are many things which can go wrong at any time when you’re on two wheels in the middle of nowhere, and to have a stranger ask if you need help is reassuring. Not only that, this gentleman gave us the tip of the day and showed us how to get to Steptoe Butte to see the surrounding beauty of the Palouse.

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Rolling wheat fields define this beautiful area in southeastern Washington state.  We rode 3 miles up to the top of Steptoe Butte where we had an unlimited view of the surrounding Palouse farmland and there was our helpful biker.

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There is even a facebook page called Picture Perfect Palouse.  Two other ways to see photo’s of this area are to do a google image search for the Palouse, or to enter Palouse into the searchbar in Pinterest.  Either way you’ll enjoy images from different times of year and in different lighting conditions. This area is a photographers dream.  I loved that we got to experience the Palouse in August when the wheat was at it’s peak and the golden fields highlighted the hilltops.  I’ll leave you with some of our favorite photo’s.

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On the way out I took a couple of photo’s outbound behind Dan’s bike and was greeted by a group of trees that seemed to say glad you loved the Palouse, come back soon.

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