Girl Trip Part One: The Painted Hills
It's pretty special when you find a friend you connect with on a variety of levels. Tiffany is that sort of friend. We studied design together in college but didn't become close until we both moved to Seattle. She and her boyfriend Ryan share a lot of the same interests as Eric and I do—chief of which is getting outside. They came to Crater lake last year and we've been on a number of adventures together since.
Because Tiffany and I are the only ladies in our adventure crew, we're usually the ones taking pictures and slowing everyone else down by pulling out our phones or camera. We decided to give the boys a break from our antics and head out on a mini trip together—our destinations being The Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon and Palouse Falls in Central Washington.
We decided to make it a weekday trip since we knew these would be popular destinations on the weekends and headed out on a Wednesday morning. Our first stop was in Yakima for some street tacos and then we just kept driving. As it started getting later, and there weren't any signs of the hills, we started getting nervous that we had missed a turn; but then rounded a corner and immediately saw a sign for our destination.
We wandered around the hills for a while, taking pictures and admiring the scenery. Then we decided to find a campsite and call it a day. We had to drive about seven miles down a sketchy gravel road but we found a free site right on a river and were able to get a good night's sleep in before heading back to the hills for a bit and then taking off for Palouse Falls.