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We spent this past week at my sister Tricia’s house in Moses Lake, Washington, and last Saturday, we took a drive to Palouse Falls, about an hour and a half away.  The falls were beautiful, but we thought that was a long drive just to be able to gaze at them for a few minutes.  We noticed people at the head of the falls and at the bottom of the falls, so we decided to see if there were any trials we could take to get closer.

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We found a trail that went up and over the hill next to us that allowed us to see the Snake River before it went over the falls.

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There were people swimming and jumping off the smaller water falls so we decided to hike down to it where they were.

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A special thank you to my brother-in-law Callin for carrying Camdon all the way down.

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The rocks were slippery and jagged, so you had to be super careful when walking around.

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It’s hard to see but there is a drop off with small waterfalls just past Jarom in the above picture.  The kids had fun swimming in the falls and jumping off the rocks into the pools below.

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This calm area was filled with fish that we just stood and counted.  The kids were sad we didn’t have fishing poles.

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I didn’t get any pictures of Logan jumping off of the small waterfalls into the pools, unfortunately.  I slipped on the rocks and got my camera wet, so I didn’t dare turn it on until it dried out, but we stayed all afternoon and had a great time.  We were so glad we did a little exploring to see what else was around.  We never did make it to the big falls though but that was okay.  We had fun.   Maybe next time we’ll hike to the bottom.

I did a bit of research on the big waterfall.  It is 198 feet high, and I found a video of a kayaker going over the falls to set a new world record.  You can watch the video here.  It makes me scared just to watch it.  AAAAaaauuuuuuhhhhhhhh.

 

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