Steptoe Butte State Park


Urban Adventure - Steptoe Butte

We will photograph the Palouse country from the top of Steptoe Butte. Late afternoon and early morning.

  • Easy
  • Mileage: 0.5 mi
  • High Point Elevation: 3,612 ft

Meet the leader  in Colfax, WA at the Best Western Wheatland Inn at 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 6. We will carpool to the top of Steptoe Butte, a 25 min drive from Colfax. Sunset is 8:05 pm. For those who want to catch the early morning  light, we will depart Colfax  around 5:30 am the next morning,  May 7.  Expect temperatures in the mid 40s and some wind at the top. It will be possible to make a stop at Palouse Falls on our return to the Seattle area.


Steptoe Butte State Park

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    47.027929, -117.268316
    47.0279285709 -117.268315753
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    47.039242, -117.306904
    47.0392415113 -117.306904182
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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