« A B C | "Ice Age Floods Institute Palouse Canyon Hike"

Ice Age Floods Institute Palouse Canyon Hike

A day hike guided by long time Washtucna resident Lloyd Stoess and retired EWU Geology professor Gene Kiver stops for a break in one of the canyon’s many rock shelters to learn more about the formation of the site, geologically.

The rock shelters were used by the Palouse tribe for food storage and took advantage of the large rocky debris to cover stores since animals could not dig through the rocks.

Every March the Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute takes participants on the 8.4 mile hike, rated a 10 for steep climbs over loose talus and along sheer cliffs, which ends at the Palouse Falls State Park.

See more like this in the event album, or view by theme: , , , ,