Lewiston-Clarkston in southeast Washington (and west-central Idaho)
My cousin-in-law, Aaron, is a lecturer at the University of Idaho in Moscow and frequently posts pictures of his family on Picasa. In reviewing the latest set of photos, I came across this beautiful shot of the Lewiston (Idaho) and Clarkston (Washington) valley at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers.
There is a real beauty to southeast Washington that often goes unappreciated by people on the west side of the Cascades. Having spent nearly four years in Pullman, I’ve been to Lewiston-Clarkston a number of times and always marveled at the beautiful views. In fact I’ve vowed to someday take up hang gliding, if for no other reason that to take off from the top of this cliff and land in downtown Lewiston. It sure would be a wonderful ride!
I’ve actually met people here in Olympia who have never left the Puget Sound area. One of them even told me they thought Spokane was just over the Cascades (about where Cle Elum is). I hope not everyone on the left side of the mountains is as “Seattle-centric” as this person is. Otherwise, they’ll be missing out on the unique and underappreciated beauty of eastern Washington.