Mountain Home

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 3 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Near Grand Coulee and overlooking the reservoir of the Grand Coulee Dam, I noticed this house in an unlikely, high isolated place on this basalt mountain side. I saw no method of driving to this house, but perhaps it was just not visible from my location on the road. A drive-by shot as we rounded this curve. The Columbia River Basalt Group is a large igneous province that lies across parts of the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. During late Miocene and early Pliocene epochs, one of the largest flood basalts ever to appear on the Earth's surface engulfed about 163,700 km² (63,000 mile²) of the Pacific Northwest