After spending 2 days in the Columbia Gorge I decided I'd had enough of the POURING rain and headed to Eastern Washington to the middle of absolutely nowhere.
Next time I use the term "BFE" and someone says "have you ever been, do you know where that is?" I can say "yeup!"...becuase I now have officially been to "Bum F' Egypt"!
I drove through a few little towns on the way to BFE and, being the techno-geek that I am, I had my iPhone out scanning for an open wifi signal that I could pilfer during the day while I waited for sunset...as I drove, slowly, through these little towns glacing at my iPhone like a mad scientist in the hopes of a free signal, it became obvious that the closed businesses, overgrown yards and broken down cars that I was foolish to think someone would be harboring free wifi for the taking.
I spent two nights out at Palouse Falls...pulled up, leveled up the RV and had a party...just me and the Beagle. Speaking of the Beagle, he's actually quite lucky to be alive. The second day I let him off the leash to go to the bathroom. BIG MISTAKE. He saw a marmot and went chasing after it...right toward the cliff! I am not kidding, he came within an inch of falling over...as he approached the edge he suddenly realized it was a several hundred foot drop...did a quick 180 but his back feet went off...he was hanging half over the edge and, in what seemed like an eternity, finally got his footing and pulled himself up.
No joke, I can't tell you how close he came to falling off that cliff. I remember it all in slow motion...."Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckeeeeer.....Nooooooooo...." and then as he got his footing, the slow-mo stopped and life snapped back to regular speed...then I couldn't decide whether I wanted to hug him or yell at him for being so stupid! I did both. "You stupid dog, I love you!" HAHA
Ok, enough rambling...this is a shot of Palouse Falls. Not at sunrise, not at sunset becuase, well, those moments in time were lame, at best, but I was there to see them! I decided the second afternoon that those big cotton ball clouds were just too cool to pass up so I went and hung off the cliff, in simular fashion of my Horseshoe Bend photo, and snapped away.
This photo was taken with a new filter I'm testing for Singh-Ray. I can't go into details as it's a beta/test filter but I can say that it's VERY COOL!