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Beautiful - and not-so-beautiful - places on Columbia River´s way


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Climbing out of Spokane, just leaving Colbert behind...


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... and to the place where Spokane river meets the mighty Columbia:


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Not easy to miss if you fly IFR: The Grand Coulee Dam...


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... and Steamboat Rock.


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Looks like there are some farmers working around Ephrata and Moses Lake...


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... with sufficient water, at least at Wanapum Dam:


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But shortly later one gets to the "most polluted place of the US": Hanford facilities. Good & interesting reading, both scientific and political: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site 


Sometimes we simmers may visit places we would not like to visit in reality...


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Finally, approaching Tri-cities. A bit high, but slow enough to manage. Let´s see if we can get some of the gigantic salmon that grows down the river of Hanford...


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They call us "Downwinder's" because of our location to Hanford and no that is not an aviation term . >:(8)>:(:-X  Gerold you snapped some wonderful shots from your flight . :smile: :smile:


 


 


Cheers


 


Brad


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Another great set! And that's one of my FS favorite aircraft. :)

 

Lovely region! Good set indeed! 

I enjoyed all shots!
Voyager

 

A wonderful set here.

 

Beautiful set of shots , well done ::)

 

Some fine shots.

cheers

Iain

 

Grand panoramic caps, really! ;)

Greets,

 

Thank you for your motivation!

 

 

 

Great screen shots and a lesson in history as well.

Thank You

Larry

 

Excellent set Gerold.

Some interesting info too, don't like the sound of Hanford though.

 

They call us "Downwinder's" because of our location to Hanford and no that is not an aviation term . >:(8)>:(:-X  Gerold you snapped some wonderful shots from your flight . :smile: :smile:

Cheers

Brad

 

... and thanks for your time to read & comment. "Downwinders" is not really an inviting term in this context...  :wacko: But I think "downwaters" have the bigger problem.

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