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Life In The Palouse 2013 – ONE SPOT LEFT!!

Palouse Falls to Steptoe Butte – June 1st & 2nd 2013

Investment: $350 per person

Sunrise: 5:00am
Sunset: 8:45pm

The Palouse will be a 2 day event held in the dreamlike hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington during peak growth of Spring. Much of this time will be spent near Colfax, Washington on and around Steptoe Butte State Park. There is a chance this year, as there was last year that Steptoe Butte will be closed for a cell tower that is being built. No one is 100% sure of the date yet so we cannot report with any certainty. If this is the case, I will be looking into being allowed to walk up the butte and will also have alternative areas planned such as Kamiak Butte for elevated photographs. The entire area is beautiful and there will be no shortage of amazing scenes to photograph.

The closest airport to the workshop is the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport; however this is a small airport with only 1 airstrip. There is an airport in Wenatchee, the Pangborn Memorial Airport. Spokane International is 60 miles south of Colfax, WA. After Spokane, the next closest major airports would be (PDX) Portland, Oregon and (SEA) in Seattle Washington. Each of these airports is approx 4.5 hours driving time to Colfax, Washington.

Here is a list of hotel accommodations closest to the event:

Best Western PLUS
Siesta Motel

Hotels can also be found in Pullman, 15 minutes drive east of Colfax. I encourage you to book your hotels as far in advance as possible. Hotels in this area, during this time of year fill up extremely quickly.

Day One: We will begin this workshop at the very top of Steptoe Butte State Park at 4:45am. Steptoe Butte State Park is a 150 acre, 3,612 foot tall natural monument that looms over the rolling hills in the area. The window with the best quality of light lasts for approximately 2 hours just after sunrise and again just before sunset. During the rest of the day we will be exploring all of the abandoned buildings and old machinery that the area has to offer and much more! Because of the length of daylight during this time of the year, we will be taking a 2-3 hour break on the first two days of the workshop so that people can go back to their hotels to rest or take an extended lunch.

Day Two: Our second day will begin on or around Steptoe Butte or near Palouse Falls and the beautiful lonely barns the area has to offer. After our mid day break we will head over to the amazing Palouse Falls and photograph this area through the hours of sunset.

Hotel accommodations, travel & food expenses and any fees related to entry to the areas we will be photographing are not covered as part of your investment fee.

Minimal hiking will be required of distances less than 1 mile at any given time during the workshop. If you have any concerns about your physical ability please contact me directly for more details. The majority of the trails we will be traveling are well maintained and highly traveled year round.

Please contact me to discuss your specific travel plans and any questions that you have surrounding the workshop, the areas we will be photographing & my suggestions for lodging. As with all of my workshops, an additional customized extension to the workshop can be arranged for you and your party, if scheduled in advance and can include any destination in Oregon or Washington state.

To register and secure your place in this workshop, simply click the image above.


  1. Aaron,
    Will it be better to go early at least 2 days before the workshop or spend 2 more days after so I could work around the Oregon area I’d like to see and photograph the Gorge during spring. By the way is the Palouse area at it’s wildflower season at the time of the workshop?


    • Hey JoJo…I don’t think it would matter except maybe saving you on airfare if you flew back on a Wed but it might not make a difference. The hope is that the wildflowers hit at the same time for sure! I am already 60% full for this workshop btw, so don’t wait too long! 🙂

  2. Do you have room for 3 more?

    • Hi Laura,

      Yep, I have 3 spots for you. That would book the workshop solid. Shoot me an email or just register if you are ready. Thanks!

    • Maureen Szuniewicz
    • Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm
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    Do you have a spot for 1 person?

    • Yes I do! If you would like to register please click the “postcard” in the description. Thanks!

        • Maureen Szuniewicz
        • Posted January 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm
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        How do I contact you via e=mail for signing up? and for additional information? Is there a phone number contact?

      • You are all signed up Maureen! See you in June!

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