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Sep 10, 2018 - Grand Coulee Dam and Steamboat Rock State Park, Washington

2018-09-10.Steamboat Rock State Park and Grand Coulee Dam We reluctantly left the Pend Oreille River area in Idaho and drove across the eastern/mid-central section of Washington State through miles of hilly farmland. We passed green fertile farms; areas that looked as though the soil was volcanic and other areas that were dry and desert like. Our destination was Steamboat Rock State Park near Grand Coulee Dam. Wow! We had no preconceived notion of what to expect of this area but given the farmland we passed, we were not expecting to see...

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Aug 25, 2014 - Grand Coulee Dam

Today was Grand Coulee Dam Day. We drove the twelve miles north to the Visitor Center first. They recommended that we take the free tour of the dam that started on the east end of the structure. So we drove over the bridge crossing the Columbia River and then up the cliff on the other side to the starting point of the tour. We picked up lots of statistics about the dam. Those stats are best summarized as, “it’s a big dam!” Although Hoover Dam is considerable taller, all of the other size measures make this dam between three and four times...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Fire Damage and Desert

Today we ended our four-night stay in Winthrop and headed further east in Washington. The results of this summer’s fires were a concern for this trip as state route 20 had been closed during the fires and was again two-days ago due to mud slides caused by thunder storms over the decimated ground. We checked online and found that the route was again open with a one-lane delay. It didn’t take long to get into the damaged area. It was only a few miles east of Twisp. As we drove through the damage was more than apparent. The most difficult area...

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