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Palouse Outdoors:A Spring Celebration in the Channeled Scablands

Spring in the scablands is purely magical, and that's no exaggeration. I can testify because the striking landscape, the rich cultural and natural history of the area, the diversity of wildlife, basalt bluffs, and grasslands coax me into photography when I should be fishing the many lakes that support healthy rainbow trout populations. This year, I ventured further north to Swanson Lakes, eager to experience early wildflowers.

One golden April afternoon, I searched for anything colorful, feathered, or historic. Few landscapes are more captivating than those sun-scorched, cracked, jagged, and r...


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