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Some are of Canon Beach, I think
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7/23/17
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L-R. 1) Pelicans flying near moth-balled nuclear reactor on Hanford Nuclear Reservation, WA, and 2) Deer in shade on bank of Columbia. Both pictures taken from jet boat on Hanford Reach, one of only free flowing sections of the river.
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7/20/17
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Spring tune-up hike near the confluence of Snake and Palouse Rivers, Washington: 1) Wagon ruts on Mullan Road built approx 1860 connecting the ports of Ft. Benton on the Missouri River to Ft. Walla Walla on the Columbia, 2) Petroglyph of human figure and horned animal on Mullan Road, and 3) Concrete marker near petroglyph, "Mullen Road 29", apparently placed there in 1929.
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3/24/17
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Fall hike through Northrup Canyon, E. WA. Little lake is remnant of plunge pool at foot of ancient dry waterfall. Floods 15,000 years ago swept across huge sections of Washington, leaving spectacular basalt carved terrain. Nothing like fall colors.
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2016-10-09
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turns out there really is a Tacoma Tori. Apparently there are plans to change the Pagoda and Japanese Garden, so this will probably be the last summer where it looks like how my Mom found it.

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Congrats to our winners that won a gift certificate for paddle boarding or kayak in the great #PNW  
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Appreciating wildflowers this season.
Here's a common one, but when you look closely, uncommonly beautiful.

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A Camas prairie, near Spangle, WA. Camas root was an important staple of Native American diet. Indians gathered in the spring to dig the roots and process them into portable foods that would keep.
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Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies, near Lake Louise. Shot from excellent example of glacial moraine at one end. I like the early Fall dusting of snow on the jagged peaks. Only two miles from BC border, so hope I will be forgiven the short PNW digression.
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