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Posted on 07/12/2013


Photo taken on June 19, 2013



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Roll on, Columbia!

Roll on, Columbia!
Columbia River, USA, looking upstream from the Oregon side at Rooster Rock State Park. Washington state to the left across the river; Beacon Rock is the prominent butte in the distance. It was a landmark for early travelers, Native Americans and emigrants alike. In fact, the Columbia has been a transportation corridor through the Cascades ever since humans have inhabited this part of North America. Even now it hosts Interstate 84, old US 30, and a railroad line. Washington state route 14 also parallels the river on the north side. Barge traffic also travels on the river as far upstream as Lewiston, Idaho. The many dams that were built on the river in the early-mid 20th century mostly have locks to enable water transportation. (Grand Coulee, the biggest, is also the exception.)

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7 comments - The latest ones
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
An Excellent View!!
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'Scapes!!
4 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks, everyone! If the British had had their way in the 1830s or so, this would have been the international boundary, with what would become Canada across the river. However, there was enough US settlement in what would become Washington that they were willing to divide the Oregon Country by extending the 49th parallel to the Pacific.
4 years ago.
Hans Ramseier
Hans Ramseier
I travelled once long this river, coming from BC and heading for White Fish, MO. This was a wonderful day in a wild valley and I would like to come back one time.
4 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Hans Ramseier
It's one of those routes that's worth doing just for its own sake. Washington route 14, across the river, is a bit more scenic than I-84!
4 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
beautiful image!
4 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks, everyone!
4 years ago.