"The Palouse, Idaho-Washington States border" Moscow by XenoHumph

Moscow Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 36 photos

Green fields, black basalt

The Palouse, a region of big rolling hills covered with wheat, lentil or canola fields, stradles the border between the states of Idaho and Washington. The 2 main towns, both with a University, are Moscow (Idaho) and Pullman (Washington) separated by only 8 miles. The Palouse hills are cut by deep spectacular canyons in black basalts (for example that of the Snake river) sometimes enhanced by giant white water falls. The villages are quaint with colorfull old barns and houses, just like it was in the 50' maybe, unspoiled, rural and quaint.

Location of Moscow, Idaho (the red star!)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beauty of the landscapes, kindness of the locals
  • Cons:isolated, no freeways (a blessing??!)
  • In a nutshell:Spectacular landscapes, America's countryside untouched and quaint.
  • Last visit to Moscow: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 13, 2006
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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Interesting destination. PJ

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Never thought about visiting Idaho but maybe we should - we love these "big sky country" landscapes :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 2:48 AM

    Since you had a conference discount I suppose you were there for a conference? If so, what about? Sounds like a fine location for an *undisturbed* conference, actually.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    What a beautifully done page on a fairly remote but yet so interesting region of the US! Thanks so much for introducing it to us!

  • GuthrieColin's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2006 at 11:22 PM

    Great Page, I can't believe you found good things to do out here in the Palouse

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 8:57 PM

    'Updated'? Did you actually go back to Moscow, like their football coach?

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    Quoi que tu en dises, c'est tout de meme la loose... :-D

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 8:44 PM

    Quelques-unes de tes photos (celle d'intro en particulier) me font penser à un petit voyage à Colfax depuis Seattle pour rendre visite à un cousin très éloigné qui avait quitté ses parents et la France à l'âge de 10 ans pour s'installer au Nouveau Monde!

  • rsleisk's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    Great landscape photos! Glad you got unstuck from the mud:)!

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