By - vieparlafoi
Amazing place. The power of the water that cut that out is incomprehensible. The last ice age went out with a bang.
Seriously. Go visit Dry Falls State Park. The story / geology or that area is amazing.
u/LostMind3622 Prof. Nick Zentner gives some very entertaining lectures for anyone curious about Washington Geology and the Ice Age Floods.
[Dry Falls and Palouse Falls](https://youtu.be/F8zLwXfxS7w)
>Prof. Nick Zentner
Yes, I have watched a number of his videos. I am all over Randall Carlson as well...
[His YT Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPciy143ZBXBrFpCVPnWDg)
Nick is a bit more…grounded than Randall. See what I did there :)
I do enjoy his contributions and am curious to see how the evidence could line up. Though He needs to stay as far away from Graham Hancock as possible and stick to the Geological evidence.
The Younger Dryas period is intensely interesting.
I like GH but I dont go to him for academics. Its good to think outside the box on occasion. I think Randall gleans fresh perspective from him at times but he is still much more evidence based in his theories than GH is. We probably will never have a very firm grip on what exactly happened during the YD and early Holocene but I think they are closer to understanding that period geologically than we ever haver been, thanks to Bretz and Firestone.
The bison bones the workers found were dated early Holocene.
There is/was a fun "dramatic retelling" video in the visitor's center for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park in Vantage, WA with Nick Zentner as the main historical character.
By the way, it's crazy to hear Nick's name on Reddit. I took a summer geology course from him and his wife in middle school... and also used to babysit his kids.
How does dry falls compare to Palouse? I grew up spending time around Grand Coulee to Soap Lake with frequent camping below Dry Falls, but haven't made it Palouse yet.
Right? Such an incredible place
Hey! A place I've been to! Really cool place that feels in the middle of nowhere Washington! When I went it was just nothing but rolling wheat fields and then boom an awesome water fall!
It is ... Lol
>feels in the middle of nowhere
Haha agree! But some really cool barns everywhere and the clouds in the sky in that part of Washington just look so 3D! It was really nice to drive through!
Yeah. I got in a tiff with my wife because we could only see Rainer and not the Sound from our bedroom window so we went to the coast for the weekend. We are definitely spoiled when it comes to natural beauty in this state.
Is this you looking at the falls? [Picture](https://d23.com/app/uploads/2019/05/1180w-600h_052919_up-anniversary-facts-780x440.jpg)
LOL awwww I love that movie!
Also... Thank you for so much love on my photo everyone! I do more photography and my IG is www.Instagram.com/vieparlafoi 😌
Fun fact: Palouse Falls is the highest waterfall someone has ever dropped in a [kayak](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXh9gXDd2Y).
Someone had just mentioned this on my Instagram earlier! Crazy! Couldn’t get me to do that one 😂
It honestly is weird having lived here my entire life (first half on the west side, second half on the east side). After I started traveling a lot for work it really put into perspective how insanely beautiful the state is.
I remember driving from Dallas to the middle of Oklahoma for a work trip at one point and seeing nothing beyond the Red River which was basically dry. Oklahoma was just flat, as far as I could see, for hours.
Washington is pretty awesome.
I had an impromptu trip to Seattle and had a free week to check out some nature. I was overwhelmed with the beauty and the variety of nature. There's like fifty national parks lol
3 actually, but they are pretty nice ones. You’d find quite a bit more variety of nature and National Parks in California, 9 of them ranging from sea islands to desert to giant trees to granite monoliths.
Okay maybe not national parks but a lot of state parks?
Tons of state parks. A lot on the west side but some amazing ones on the east side
It’s also unusual to have such a whopping big mountain looming over a big city like that, and for big beautiful hikes within reach in under an hour drive from the city. Now if only it weren’t so rainy 😕
I don’t mind hiking in the rain! It makes for some really moody scenery. Of course when we do have sunshine it makes you appreciate it all the more. 😌
Hiking in a mossy, ferny old growth forest in a light rain with fog all around in the PNW is my happy place.
Right? I just did Mt. Defiance last weekend and it was pure bliss. The rain and fog created this insane mood. Felt like I was in a fairytale.
Yes, exactly! It’s always rainy. It’s miserable. Never sunny. Not worth coming. 😶
Like today. Sooooo rainy! its terrible!
Moving to Washington next month from Indiana and I can't wait! Indiana has it's own beauty *occasionally* but I can hardly imagine being surrounded by this all the time
Hey, I moved from Indiana to Washington a few years ago! Prepare to just randomly stop whatever you're doing and stare slack-jawed at the beautiful things around you on a regular basis.
Try to not get too distracted when you're driving, though.
I moved from Oklahoma/Texas to Washington state about 4 years ago. Best decision I’ve ever made. My relatives up here have been seeing Washington through new eyes since they’ve been around me. They just didn’t really realize how beautiful it was, especially in comparison to OK/TX.
I’ve been here for 5 from California! Don’t regret a single minute of it! I’m glad you’ve gotten out to explore it! That’s the important part. ☺️
This. I left after high school because that’s what you do if you can, right? But I had no idea the rest of the country generally pales in comparison to the sheer volume of different, gorgeous places that WA has. It’s hard not to cackle when Northeasterners show you their “mountains.”
If that’s the case so should New Zealand. LOL. But it’s true. They are such amazing places. This place was unreal! I’m really grateful to live here.
Agreed, as someone who lived here their whole life we don’t need to keep incentivizing people to move here!
Jk if you’re awesome come join us, we have weed
Stop coming here
This guy gets it
First time my daughter saw this she felt like she was in Jurassic Park. She half expected a dinosaur to just walk around the corner.
Speaking of which my wife freaked out so much when we went to Jurassic park and got to hide behind the log from the raptors. Or in our case a plastic miniature T Rex. Kualoa ranch in Oahu.
Haha can you imagine! 😳
Beautiful pic btw!
Remember to be SO CAREFUL hiking around the falls and NEVER get too close to the edge. One of my friends at WSU died after losing his footing. I think of him every time I see a photo of the falls and feel the need to remind people nature is beautiful, but also dangerous.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. I’m definitely careful and agree others should be too. 💜💜
This is in Washington?? Why did I spend 9 years there and never make this trip?
Yes! And I think there is so much that it's easy to miss something. Definitely should check it out =)
Gotta love that P-town
As a coug, I can support this
WoW, just wow
I live 5 minutes from these falls. Growing up on the west side, it took me until my 30's to appreciate the east side of this state. I love the geology ❤
Right?! The rock formations are insane! Glad you can appreciate it. ☺️
That is really gorgeous.
Thank you so much \^\_\^
Looks like a fairy tale
It felt like one too!
Kinda looks like there's a volcano erupting
I'm only 1hr away from this place you should see it in the winter.
I worked for a WA Co op for 15 years. We sold the Palouse farms eggs, the best eggs I've ever had.
Now I’m bummed I didn’t get any eggs from there!
Growing up in the town of “Palouse” I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
Can people get in that water? Serious question.
Kinda. There are drownings there seemingly every year, and there is no medical help anywhere close by, but if you went down stream enough you could probably find a safe spot to take a dip.
You can walk to the bottom of it! And yes I think in summer people definitely take a dip!
I live just an hour and a half east from here in Pullman. It’s a lovely place to go to for a day and just chill and hangout with some friends.
Ah. I'm literally planning a x-country flight to there from Seattle and I stumble on this pic? East over the mountains following I-90 to Ellensburg then more or less south to Goldendale. Land. See the Stonehenge replica. Then on to Palouse following Columbia then Snake rivers. Circle, take a ton of pics, post some here. Land probably in Moses Lake to get more fuel, and then back home.
It was fate you saw it! ☺️ Sounds like a good itinerary! Hope you have fun! If you are going to the Stonehenge replica you might want to throw Multnomah Falls on there if you really love waterfalls. People come from all over to see it and you’ll be an hour from it!
That's a good suggestion! We've hiked Multnomah falls. We were there when the footbridge was taken out by boulders. Hiked the long way around to that bridge, then all the way back down.
Oh great! Also that sounds crazy!
Great shot! I went here on a road trip once and drove out there in the middle of the night to see the falls early in the morning. It was VERY dark. While driving on the dirt road we came up on an owl just chillen in the middle of the road. He watched us drive by, not moving his body at all but his head did a complete 180. One of the coolest owl encounters I’ve ever had.
Haha that is very cool! Thanks for sharing ☺️
Is this the part of WA that's called the scablands? Absolutely beautiful shot you took!
It is in the scablands.
Source: lived in Eastern WA for most of my life... Double checked by Google since it's not commonly referred to that often by locals. I've heard it a handful of times but that's it.
I heard that term used to describe the area in a geology documentary about the Ice age flooding.
Yup. That's the context I've heard it in too.
I remember people referring to the area as the scablands when I was younger, but nowadays most just call it the Columbia plateau.
Source: Spokane resident for 30 years.
The Scablands are only part of the Columbia Plateau, just the section that experienced massive floods during the ice age.
Yes. Outside of some geology and documentaries, I heard it from my parents. They talked about the potholes and scablands. But it wasn't often probably because we preferred to visit other areas.
Don’t forget my beloved erratics!
Huh, I didn't know that. Can't recall where I learned it, I'm an East coaster but it's always stuck out as beautiful country.
I've lived here my whole life and never heard any part referred to as the scablands. I'm probably gonna start though lol
How? Lived here my whole life and thats all that people describe that stretch as lol.
Also lived here my whole life and I've never heard it called that.
I guess I don't get out enough lol
Lovely but a bit too heavy PS
That could be said about everything in this sub
Beautiful shot, love the pink/dark contrast
F%&k me that's purdy!
Great pic! I love that when you're driving out there it's all agriculture and fairly boring until you actually get there and then BOOM!! It's gorgeous!!
[hey ive been there before](http://imgur.com/gallery/vvN3nnn)
Yes! There’s a couple different routes, but the most popular is going around behind the waterfall where there is a river leading to the waterfall
Such magnificent beauty 🧐
Palouse is sooo beautiful but trekking there through the endless identical rolling hills with no GPS was stressful.
Kind of looks like the Shattered Plains.
The sunset legit looks like the cover for Way of Kings
all sunrises are worth waking up for.
I honestly thought it was an abstract trick representation of the Edvard Scream painting for a moment. (This seems much more peaceful)
Wow awesome picture!
Thank you!! :)
Wut River Dis?
Wow, i really want to have this picture as my desktop background. How can i get the this picture in full resolution
I’m glad you like it!! ☺️ I have it for sale on my website! You can buy the digital copy there if you really would like it! Vieparlafoi.Pictorem.com
Ayyy fellow washington person. If you havent, should go check Silver Falls near Entiat. Nice place
Absolutely gorgeous shot!
So pretty. Instant mobile phone wallpaper!
Sweet baby Jesus that is so beautiful it looks fake. I want to go to there.
This would be an excellent phone wallpaper!
do you have it in higher resolution?
Great picture! That sky is amazing, especially the way it contrasts with the rest of the landscape. Congrats!
Hey thanks so much! :)
This falls is so beautiful!! Does anyone goes there and try the water?
Incredible shot 😍
I definitely agree with you! This is a sunrise worth waking up! I can't imagine how wonderful you felt when you witness the beautiful scenery.
Ohhh Shit..... Beautiful
Did you do a timelapse? Shot looks amazing
Thank you! I did do a timelapse which I will be posting soon! Working on another atm :) I will post those on my instagram! (Vieparlafoi)
Unbelievably gorgeous!! A pun :)
So that is one amazing sunrise.
Did you stay overnight? I know camping is closed but wouldn’t mind car camping to see this :)
I was there for sunrise!
its a 4 hour drive from where i am!! I will def be making the drive. breathtaking!
Thank you! I hope you get some good weather when you go \^\_\^
My not so secret outdoor swimming pool.
That sky! That waterfall! That everything. Such a gorgeous view. Utterly breathtaking.
You do Washington justice. Amazing shot ☺️💚
That's super kind of you to say! Thank you \^\_\^
Whoooa. Was this taken from a hiking trail?
You can hike right up to that waterfall, its sketch as FUCK
I‘m speechless. Thank you.
I’m so glad you like it. Thank you. 😌
Well, I know what I’m doing one weekend this summer.
You bout to find the last dragon bruh
I'm not a photographer. So, maybe there's a bit of an illusion in this gorgeous picture that I don't get? But let me tell you, if I ever wake up that close to a cliff, take me to the crazy house and wrap me in a white jacket! NOPE! NOPE! I'll take my "eye candy" from home please. Gotta go, vertigo is creeping in at the mere presence of this glorious pic......
I live life on the edge...figuratively and literally :D
Do you hike in the dark to get to such a place and photograph sunrise?
You know… I went to school at WSU and never once made it out to Palouse falls. Nice photo!
It's a beautiful picture and I really do love it, but I have a serious question...
Why do so many photographs of waterfalls have that blended look to the water? Is it done in Photoshop? Is it some effect of shutter speeds?
Thank you! It’s the shutter speed! Anytime you have a few seconds or longer, the water tends to blur a little!
Thanks so much for the reply.
Of course! ☺️
That's simply amazing
We went to Iceland and I was like meh, looks like eastern WA and OR
I live less than an hour from this! Really easy hike!
a great day is getting fried chicken from Sonny's tavern in Washtucna, grabbing a a couple Coors Banquet tall boys and enjoying at Palouse Falls
Haha sounds like a good time!
I lived 15 minutes from here for 2 1/2 years building the pulp mill. I would go up to the falls all the time. It never got old! The Palouse is an amazing area, there's a 3 week period in the spring where it's like you're living in that old windows background, bright green rolling hills as far as you can see. Go Cougs!
Amazing, I’ve lived in Washington for four years and haven’t been there yet. This photo just solidified my next trip out! Thank you!
Soooo mesmerising 😍
so pride of God creation !
Wow Amazing capture OP
I adore Washington, need to visit this sometime!
Damn. Amazing picture of this place. Been here countless times and it’s always a solid experience.
Also, appreciate the new background.
Definite upvote for this photo!
I grew up and live 37 miles south of the falls and when we were in High School we would go up above the falls. There is actually another small waterfall above it where the river comes around a bend. Before the falls drop off there is a pool of calm water we used to swim in and it's crazy to think we did that so many times. There is also a railroad line running parallel to the river that has about a dozen tunnels through the rocks there that you cant see but some pretty long trains go through there. Lots of memories out there.
We are so spoiled living in WA State
In all of my life, this place had THE best Milky Way viewing. Even Joshua Tree National Park pales in comparison.
The Milky Way is pretty great from here.. I agree! ☺️
Building this in Minecraft. Thanks!
See that small-ass waterfall? That was not what carved out that area. This was due to a MASSIVE, DEVASTATING SERIES OF FLOODS OF CATACLYSMIC PROPORTION. (Look up glacial Missoula floods)
At my age every sunrise is closer to the last one,
Washington or Western Australia?
Washington! Both are amazing places huh?
Washington is beautiful, I was born and raised near Palouse falls. I have so many good memories there.