Dam It

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in The West | One Comment
Dam It

Energizing The Columbia

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in The West | 3 Comments
Energizing The Columbia

It’s not just about the many flowing streams in spring but the sound.  At the end of each of these powerhouse ducts is a turbine – imagine the thrum of one of these 170 ton monsters spinning at 200 RPM.   The thunder of the spillways is humbling. Once you’ve understood the noise, then you […]

Dam Week

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in The West | One Comment

One of the strengths of the West and our Nation. More to come.

World Capital of Apples

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in The West | No Comments
World Capital of Apples

Where? In Wenatchee, Washington. If the region isn’t now the world’s apple capital then it is certainly the apple processing and storage capital of the state. Though apple orchards dominate, pears and cherries round out the Wenatchee growing area (which follows the Columbia and its tributaries). We caught things at every stage between bare and leafed […]