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PAWA Paints Palouse Falls 2018

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Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls Road

LaCrosse, WA 99143

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For PAWA members only

PAWA Paints Palouse Falls 2018

April 26-29, 2018

"Come ready to paint!"
Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park with a unique geology and history. The park offers a dramatic view of one of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. Palouse Falls drops from a height of 198 feet with high volumes of water flow in spring and early summer. Palouse Falls is set in the fantastic Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington. In addition to the trails along the canyon rim and down along the Palouse River there are many small side roads exploring basalt lined coulees and cataracts. An interesting side excursion would the Devil’s Canyon outside of Kahlotus, see http://hiketricities.com/devils-canyon . I haven’t been yet, but I’ve heard good things! On your way in to Palouse Falls try stopping by The Farmers Daughter in Kahlotus for lunch, find them at 104 E Weston St, Kahlotus, WA 99335, (509) 947-3451. This is about 25 minutes west of Palouse Falls.

Facilitator: Melanie Thompson 509-438-7493 (text messages preferred to voicemail)
melaniethompsonart@gmail.com


DIRECTIONS: Palouse Falls State Park
http://parks.state.wa.us/559/Palouse-Falls
46.663980, -118.227430
From Othello, WA
Take WA-26 E for 43 miles
Turn Right onto WA-260 W/WA-261 S/ Main St. in Washtucna, continue about 6 miles
Turn Left onto WA-261 S, continue about 9 miles
Turn Left onto Palouse Falls Road, follow about 2 miles to State Park

Facilitator Note: Don’t forget your Discover Pass! We’ll be meeting at the large parking lot at the end of the road to Palouse Falls each morning, I’ll be wearing a cream cowboy hat so keep an eye out! Palouse Falls and the surrounding areas have very poor cell phone reception, if any. Facilities are limited in the area, so pack a map (or download the area onto your phone, so that you can use it when out of service area) and extra water. Bathrooms and water are available at the State Park. There aren’t many amenities here, but the views are worth it.

The last time PAWA went to Palouse Falls, we all camped in tents at the Starbuck/Lyons Ferry KOA. They also have hookups and RV space. This is a very nice location - It's on the Snake River, 30 minutes to the Falls, has a restaurant, store, and clean bathrooms and showers. It's a lot of fun as a group, roasting marshmallows at a campfire after a long day painting! https://koa.com/campgrounds/starbuck/ For a grassy tent spot and no hookups, it's about $26/day, and you can fit two tents per site. They allow up to 8 people. If you are staying at the KOA, tell them you are with PAWA so we can group in a block. If they say they are full, email Melanie to see if any who have already signed up might have extra tent space in their site.

Everyone is responsible for getting their own lodging/camping. You can post on Facebook if you want to find a buddy to carpool and camp with.

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Thursday, April 26
2pm Palouse Falls State Park – At the large parking lot at the end of the road.
We’ll spend the afternoon painting the main view of the falls not far from the parking lot,
or you can take the afternoon to explore the area!
Make sure to get your check-in and tent set up before dark!
7pm Snake River Grill at the Lyons Ferry KOA
102 Lyons Ferry Rd , Starbuck, WA 99359
(509) 399-8020 • www. lyonsferrykoa.com

Friday, April 27
9am Palouse Falls State Park – At the large parking lot at the end of the road.
Today we’ll be painting along the rim looking down into the Palouse River Canyon.
Maybe finish a more complicated piece you started yesterday, or try a different viewpoint
along the trail.
1pm Lunch: Sack Lunch at the picnic area by the parking lot. Bring a painting to show off!
After Lunch: Continue painting Palouse Falls!
7pm Snake River Grill at the Lyons Ferry KOA
102 Lyons Ferry Rd , Starbuck, WA 99359
(509) 399-8020 • www. lyonsferrykoa.com

Saturday, April 28
9am Palouse Falls State Park – At the large parking lot at the end of the road.
Today we’ll do a bit of hiking to find a new viewpoint. We’ll paint the Upper Palouse
Falls, “Upper” meaning upriver from the main falls. Follow the trail left (north) from the
parking lot and descend a rock scree to find some beautiful views along the Palouse
River.
1pm Lunch: Sack Lunch Wherever you are!
After Lunch: Continue painting at Palouse Falls
7pm Snake River Grill at the Lyons Ferry KOA
102 Lyons Ferry Rd , Starbuck, WA 99359
(509) 399-8020 • www. lyonsferrykoa.com

Sunday, April 29
9am Palouse Falls State Park – At the large parking lot at the end of the road.
Enjoy your final morning painting along the canyon rim!
1pm Snake River Grill at the Lyons Ferry KOA
102 Lyons Ferry Rd , Starbuck, WA 99359
(509) 399-8020 • www. lyonsferrykoa.com
After Lunch: Return home with lots of great new paintings!
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Grocery
The Lyons Ferry KOA has a small grocery store, Dayton is your next best option with a few
small grocery stores and quick marts along the main street.

Camping:
Starbuck/Lyons Ferry KOA- RV, Trailer & Tent. 102 Lyons Ferry Rd, Starbuck, WA 99359
(509) 399-8020 lyonsferrykoa.com
The KOA is building cabins over the winter, which may or may not be complete by
our paint-out.
Palouse Falls State Park
Even though this is right at the park, there are drawbacks- It is on a first come, first serve basis, no hookups and primitive toilets. The campsites have little shelter from the wind.

Hotels:
Dayton is the nearest “real” city to Palouse Falls, and offers a few hotel options for those who do
not wish to camp. It’s 45 minutes from Palouse Falls, and 30 from Lyons Ferry KOA, where we’ll
have dinner.
Weinhard Hotel
235 E Main St, Dayton, WA 99328
509-382-4032
Best Western Plus Dayton Hotel & Suites
507 E Main Street, Dayton, Washington, 99328
509-382-4790
Blue Mountain Motel
414 W Main St, Dayton, WA 99328
509-382-3040
Dayton Motel
110 S Pine St, Dayton, WA 99328
509-382-4503
Other cities with lodging are Colfax, Othello, and Ritzville, all are about an hour from Palouse
Falls.

Recommended to Bring: Plein Air gear, warm layered clothing, long pants-especially if you slide down the scree, hiking boots or shoes, shower shoes, camping gear, tent with tarp (we can get flash rains), flashlight (got fresh batteries?). If you bring an umbrella, remember this area can get very windy in the afternoons! It is also advisable to weigh your tripod down with your backpack filled with a few rocks. This is a fairly remote location, so bring extras of things like clothes, canvas, and if you are an oil painter, bring extra Gamsol, etc. If you do forget or run out of something that you can't get in the store, PAWA members are always happy to share.


PLEASE try and carpool with other PAWA members anytime you can!
You can post on our Facebook page to share transportation.

If you signed up and find you can't attend after all, please cancel on Eventbrite so that the facilitator may have a proper head count, thanks!

All paint-outs are for Plein Air Washington members. It is easy to join PAWA online. Please have any friend do so if they would like to participate. Go to www.pleinairwashington.com

Please ask the facilitator if a guest can come to a free event. Sometimes there may not be enough space for non-members. A spouse is always welcome.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

As long as you are a PAWA member.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, the facilitator should have a member list and cell phone numbers to conduct a headcount.

It is a good idea to print out this Eventbrite page and bring with you to be able to refer to this information.

Thank you for signing up and HAPPY PAINTING!

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Palouse Falls Road

LaCrosse, WA 99143

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