Location 4, Day 2: A Jam Packed Day

by Mindy Veissid

Today was one of those jam-packed days that are exciting and hugely productive. We started with an early breakfast and then headed to the visitor's center at Nez Perce National Park where we got much background information as well as directions to areas within the park. We then headed south, past Asotin to check out some petroglyphs along the Snake River that are believed to have been incised in stone some 4500 years ago.  These enigmatic and fairly small pictographs can easily be missed by the casual eye, yet start to visually multiply once you start to carefully observe them.  We could have easily spent hours looking, but time was short since we had a presentation to do in the afternoon at Lewis Clark State College, so from there we headed back to Lewiston.

Mindy and I met with a warm and highly engaged reception from the photography class taught by Professor Sean Cassidy who then afterward gave us a personal tour of many spots around Lewiston (and beyond) where we might want to photograph. Sean showed us odd and interestings places in town and then took us up the old switchback road that leads in and out of Lewiston which offers many breathtaking views of the valley.  We then traveled on to an amazing abandoned farm and slightly further up the road to Uniontown, Washington where the first consecrated church in the state is. Cassidy not only was able to direct us to great places, he possesses a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history that he loves to share.  Much of what we saw today we will need to return to to photograph in the next few days, but what a gift to the project!  It's now almost eleven pm Idaho time, so until tomorrow...

To view today's iPhone photos click here, and today's video click here.

RA & Mindy