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Old 06-26-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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Palouse RV Park in Palouse, Washington

The small town of Palouse, Washington has its own RV park for those visiting this scenic area. There are ten sites, five of which are pull-thrus, and all have full hookups plus free wifi. The rate is $25 per night, which I think is pretty good for full hookups, or $150 per week (i.e. you get a free night).

This is not to be confused with Palouse Falls State Park, which is some distance away.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:56 PM   #2
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I'm going to have to remember that one Mike. Not too far off the beaten path we've taken on the way to Osoyoos.

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Old 06-27-2017, 12:00 AM   #3
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Much to do in the town? Spots look nice for that rate.
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What is the big wall for?
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:50 AM   #5
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There's not a lot to do in the town of Palouse itself; in fact many of the shops are open only Thursday - Sat/Sun. I stayed there as a base so I could tour and photograph the countryside.

I don't know the history of the retaining wall behind the RV park. Between it and the park are railroad tracks, but right now they are not in use. I don't know if they will be used again when some road construction in town is finished. Years ago there were competing railroads with lines through town; that's part of the story.

About 16 miles south of Palouse is Moscow, Idaho, and seven miles to the west of Moscow is Pullman, Washington. They both host their state's land-grant universities, so they are college towns seven miles apart. Both are about 30,000 population. The University of Idaho in Moscow has an arboretum / botanical garden, and Washington State U. in Pullman has a nice art museum, with an addition being constructed now. Both towns have cultural stuff you'd expect college towns to have.

But the draw for me was the region's hilly landscape. The wind-blown topsoil is about twelve feet thick in places, so farmers grow crops where I would never expect, being from flat Florida. The equipment they use is amazing, and extremely expensive as well (e.g. $400k for a tractor with treads to climb the hills).
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What is the big wall for?
Kate,
That wall is to keep those liberal West Coaster out or in place.

I grew up in Olympia.

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There's not a lot to do in the town of Palouse itself; in fact many of the shops are open only Thursday - Sat/Sun. I stayed there as a base so I could tour and photograph the countryside.

I don't know the history of the retaining wall behind the RV park. Between it and the park are railroad tracks, but right now they are not in use. I don't know if they will be used again when some road construction in town is finished. Years ago there were competing railroads with lines through town; that's part of the story.

About 16 miles south of Palouse is Moscow, Idaho, and seven miles to the west of Moscow is Pullman, Washington. They both host their state's land-grant universities, so they are college towns seven miles apart. Both are about 30,000 population. The University of Idaho in Moscow has an arboretum / botanical garden, and Washington State U. in Pullman has a nice art museum, with an addition being constructed now. Both towns have cultural stuff you'd expect college towns to have.

But the draw for me was the region's hilly landscape. The wind-blown topsoil is about twelve feet thick in places, so farmers grow crops where I would never expect, being from flat Florida. The equipment they use is amazing, and extremely expensive as well (e.g. $400k for a tractor with treads to climb the hills).
Yikes ... what a winter time tow vehicle! I want one
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Mike, Looks like you are into perhaps 4X5 film. I have a 7X17 that I'm trying to get active. Look forward to meeting you.

That is sure beautiful country ...!!!
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very interesting reading, thanks for posting Mike, missed seeing you at Osoyoos this year....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palouse
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I love the Palouse and took an extended road trip through that area and parts north and west to the Cascades, including the Coulee Corridor, the Wallula Gap and surrounds, last year. The effects of the flooding of Glacial Lake Missoula are eye opening. Extremely interesting geology.
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