Palouse Hills from Steptoe Butte – #nXnw2015

The region known as the Palouse got its name from French-Canadian explorers who named it Le Pelouse, the “Grassland” Now the grass is gone, having been replaced by agricultural grains and legumes, mostly wheat and lentils.

Every photographer who visits the area makes the drive up Steptoe Butte, rising approximately 1,000 feet over the surrounding hills, with an official elevation of roughly 3,600 abve sea level. My friends and I made it up in time for sunrise, which was roughly 4:30am that day. I’m still recovering from the lack of sleep during the trip. There will be many, many more photos and some good stores to come.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. What a fantastic location Steptoe Butte was! I look forward to seeing more lovely images from there and the other locations we visited.

  2. This is the third image from Steptoe Butte I’ve seen this morning (I’m doing a week of catching up). Each one has added something extra to this quite extraordinary vista. What an amazing experience it must have been to stand on that high point and look at the rolling countryside spread at your feet.
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    1. Well it is the season for Palouse photography, Andy so I’m not surprised you’ve seen a lot. Plus I just returned from a trip with 9 friends, some of whom I’m sure you follow, so that probably has something to do with it. It truly was an amazing experience. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Nice, fun to see all the different versions

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