WEEK 3 RUN-WALK ACROSS AMERICA STARTS TOMORROW
Segment 5 From Walla Walla WA to Lewiston ID
Segment 6 to Kooskia ID
This week you will be making your way through the easternmost part of Washington State, with its vast wheat fields (an area encompassing parts of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon called the Palouse; see Seven Wonder link and image below), into Lewiston ID then on across north central Idaho to Kooskia ID.
I learned that Lewiston is the ”farthest inland port on the west coast and is Idaho's only seaport” being 465 river miles away from the Pacific Ocean, on the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers.” It’s the last port on the “nation's second-largest water transportation highway.” I did not realize that 40% of the “nation's white wheat travels through the Port of Portland on the Oregon coast of the Pacific Ocean, and “much of it passes through the Port of Lewiston”. Then you will follow US Route 12 across Idaho. It generally follows the historic route taken by the Lewis and Clark expedition and was known as the Lewis and Clark Highway, now the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. This is the land of the Nez Perce Tribe of Native Americans, who in the process of naming by French Canadian fur traders were mistaken for another tribe nearby (the name nez perce means “pierced nose”); they did not have piercings.
I am amazed at what is being revealed through my very limited online research of the land through which the virtual route is mapped. More than ever I appreciate the beauty and vastness of America and would love to experience it in person.
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