These photographs, pretty much in capture sequence, were made on a one-day drive across Washington's Waterville Plateau, on January 2, 2015. The day was cold, frosty with freezing fog.  Driving was challenging, but very few people were on the road. 

The plateau is a lesson in geology and natural history.  During the last ice age, the ice sheet covering Canada extended far across the Columbia River to the southern reaches of the Waterville Plateau.  The advancing glacier plucked large chunks of basalt from the walls of the Columbia gorge, just to the north, and when retreating it dropped these as moraines and glacial erratics, which now decorate the extensive wheat fields, slopes, canyons and roadsides of the plateau.   

These pictures are part of a much larger long-term body of work, Lost in Washington, which will show up here at some point.

  

Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Pivot Irrigator
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Stratford
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Soap Lake
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Mansfield
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Winter Tree
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Yeager Rock
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
The Other Side of Yeager Rock
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Shack, Emulating Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Erratic
Photographs by John A Kane One Day on the Waterville Plateau
Obscure
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