On Thursday, we drove 88 miles to Sun Lake – Dry Falls State Park in Coulee City, Washington. Wow, what a great state park in a beautiful setting in the bottom of a large Coulee (large flat valley).
The Coulee Dry Falls is a geological wonder of North America. Carved by Ice Age floods more than 13,000 years ago, the former waterfall was once four times the size of Niagara Falls. Today, the 400-foot-high, 3.5-mile-wide cliff overlooks a big sky and a landscape of deep gorges and dark, reflective lakes. The park is a notable site along the National Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail.
We had a group dinner at La Prasa Mexican Restaurant before heading to the Dam light show. Very good food and HUGE Margarita. The group also surprised me with a Mexican birthday cake.
Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show. This was a nice event. They open the top gates slightly to let water fall over the dam to create a white screen for the laser show. Very impressive.
We hiked the Umatilla Rock on Friday morning, and then hiked the Caribou Trail & Deep Late Trail on Saturday morning before leaving.
We visited the Dry Falls Visitor Center to learn about how the coulee was formed from Ranger Dave. Very interesting.
Love your birthday hat! 😂