Between Wenatchee and Vantage, WA the Columbia river and canyons. Wanapum Dam and Rock Island Dam. 50 year old mudflats. Clouds forming to produce rare rain. Rock climbers on the basalt columns.
Dwellers in Western Washington are known to grow moss, and take on Nordic Depression Syndrome, and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Because there is no sky. There is almost always a marine layer of grey crud around here… (go to Aberdeen for the ultimate gray crud experience). To beat this you travel about 150 to 300 miles east and those guys know how to produce a SKY… especially when there is wind and thunder storms forecast. These photos are from between Connell and Cunningham, WA. (You will need a pretty detailed map).
The Olmstead Farm Park is just east of Ellensburg, WA. It was land donated by a couple of pioneer families from the 1870’s thru 1890’s. The state leases the land to farmers such as the people running the horses in the photos. The horses work the land and can grow enough oats to feed themselves for longer than a year from 10 acres. This is the original 1870’s type family “tailgating” experience out in the field with the horses.