I took a wrong turn leaving my hometown of Spokane and didn’t realize it for a couple hours. After finally noticing, I was pleased to find out I was a few miles from the beautiful Palouse Falls. After photographing the waterfall I kept meandering down my accidental highway and stumbled upon this incredible abandoned school bus in a field. What a treat! After a vigorous u-turn I found a small dirt road leading to the field, then walked the rest of the way.

Over the years since I visited this abandoned school bus, this photo has turned into one of my most popular online and in print. One person commented that it reminded them of the bus from Into The Wild.

Abandoned school bus on a farm in Washington