Friday, January 25, 2013

Columbia River: Following Lewis and Clark:

"... we arrived at the great Columbia River, which comes in from the northwest. We found here a number of natives, of whose nations we have not yet found out the names. The country all round is level, rich and beautiful, but without timber ..." Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, October 1805.
Heading west along the Columbia River
No services for 80 miles
Vineyards and Stone Hedge
Morning fog on the river
The rail route snakes along the great river
Looking south across the river into Oregon
Lewis and Clark began their journey along the Columbia River in October and reached the Pacific Ocean in November. I wonder if they could ever imagined the proposal of transporting coal half way around the world today in the same amount of time?

"Every action should be taken with thoughts of its effects on children seven generations from now."  Cherokee

be strong, be safe, Carlan

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