2014 Trip Across the US & Canada

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Monday, May 19, 2014, Palouse Falls state Park, WA, 33.4 miles, 8910.1 For the Trip

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A short drive from Connell to Palouse Falls State Park. While the roads are shown as the smallest paved on my AAA map, they are good two lane roads that only have a few spots that require slowing down from the 60 - 65 MPH speed limit. The final couple of miles into the park are on a well maintained gravel road.

The only sites in the park are walk in tent sites. You can park in front of a couple of them; there is one Class C RV already doing that. I had a choice of parking next to it or heading to the overflow parking lot, which wouldn't have a table or anything but space. The groundskeeper had another suggestion - there is an unused host site that has full hookups. Even though it is more expensive, I went for it. Shade, I can use my toaster oven & electric heater, and all the good things with hookups. It is $33.00 per night & I signed up for three nights.

I took a couple of photos of the falls under lousy lighting conditions, although the clouds were nice, and the second set had a rainbow at the base of the falls. There is an interesting rock formation to the left of the falls, & I shot it with a person next to it to show the size. I hope over the next couple of days to get some nice sunset & sunride images. It is an interesting falls - it appears out of nowhere and plunges into a large pool, exiting as a pretty river.

Mid Afternoon
Around 5:00PM
Host Site, Palouse State Park

Unfortunately, while I have a cell signal on the data hotspot that switches back & forth betwen 1X & 3G, there is not data connection. AT&T, as usual for areas away from civilization, has no service. So, it will be a couple of days before I do any posting.

I want to know why when you want a cloudy sunset (with lots of color) you get clear skies, and when you want to shoot the stars or moon, the clouds roll in. While the light warmed up for the sunset images, there wasn't much detail in the sky. Since it is pretty clear, and there doesn't seem to be much light around, I'll try for some star photos tonight.

Dinner will be a steak, mixed vegetables & a salad.

Until I have a data connection -

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