10 June 2013

Pot Holes State Park

After waking up to rain pitter pattering on our tent in Leavenworth, we decided to make our way farther east to find the sunshine again. Luckily, we did not have to drive far and found it at Pot Holes State Park. We had never been there before, so we walked around the park and enjoyed our time by the river.

Guess we were not quite ready for the photograph, but I don't care I still love this shot!
Walking around the park


Erika Janik said...

Why is it called Pot Holes State Park?

Lisette said...

This area has several lakes (typically 30-70 yards wide and 10–30 feet deep). These lakes, are known as "potholes" and were created through both naturally and by man made processes. The potholes were initially carved out during the Pleistocene by flood waters originating from Glacial Lake Missoula. Further damming of the area by the Columbia Basin Project raised the water table high enough to allow these topographical depressions to become lakes.