Last blog I popped the question: are you ready to go outside Walla Walla? Guess I better show you the rock I have in mind. How do you feel about basalt?
The same geologic events that shaped the landscape into a wonderful place to opt outside are also producing some of the most sought-after wines. Grapes harvested from vineyards within a 504 square mile federally designated Walla Walla Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) experience varying growing conditions. Depending on where the vineyard is located dictates if irrigation is needed, soil composition, and weather patterns.
This sounds like similar considerations for outdoor enthusiasts. Spending a morning at Whitman Mission National Historic Site is remarkably different than watching the sun rise on the Buck Mountain Trail. Only a little over an hour apart from each other but an elevation spread of over 3,500 feet, recreation, like wine, offers a myriad of unique experiences throughout the northern Blue Mountains and Walla Walla Valley.