When visiting the Palouse region of eastern Washington, a day trip to Whitman Mission National Park near Walla Walla is a great way to experience some of the important history and beauty in this area. It is about a 2 hour drive from Colfax and provides you with great views of the Palouse all the way to Walla Walla.
Interest and beauty abound at Whitman Mission as well. The picture at the top of this post was taken on an actual part of the Oregon Trail. Many species of birds and mammals can be found at Whitman Mission. Go to the website and see exactly what can be found on a visit to this national park.
I enjoy going to Whitman Mission in the early morning or late evening. There is such a solitude and beauty in this place. Below are a couple of images that were taken in the early morning at the Mill Pond in the park.
Take the time to visit the beautiful area and you will be rewarded with a look at the history and beauty in eastern Washington.