Southeast Washington Living
Washington state may bring to mind mossy forests and lush landscapes, but the state is as diverse as it is beautiful. Southeast Washington is known for its more arid climate (eight annual inches of rain versus the state’s 73) with lava flows and wheat-covered hills. While not as green as other parts of the state, Southeast Washington has become known for its award-winning wines. It’s also known for attractions like the Palouse Falls, Steptoe Butte, and Bluewood alpine ski area. The entire southeastern region stretches from the Washington-Idaho border to the outer Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Between Richland’s vicinity to the Columbia River and Walla Walla’s expansive vineyards (sometimes referred to as “mini-Napa”), Southeast Washington has a lot to offer. Southeast Washington living is epitomized by a day of outdoor adventures followed by a good glass of wine.