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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Snake River Confluence"

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On October 16, 1805, Lewis and Clark's "Corps of Discovery" arrived at the confluence of the Snake River with the mighty Columbia River. They camped near the location of today's Sacajawea State Park, explored the Columbia River upstream as far as Bateman Island, and on October 18, 1805, Lewis and Clark began their journey down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. They reached the Washington Coast on November 15, 1805.



Image, 2006, Richland sunset from Columbia Park Richland, Washington, sunset, as seen from Columbia Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2004, Looking towards the Yakima River View from the Columbia River looking upstream towards the Yakima River, Washington:
Looking towards the mouth of the Yakima River, from the right bank of the Columbia River near Bateman Island.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2003, Bateman Island, Washington, view upstream Bateman Island, Washington:
On October 17, 1805, Captain William Clark journeyed up the Columbia River as far as Bateman Island, returning to the junction of the Snake with the Columbia before dusk.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Bateman Island, Washington, view across Bateman Island, Washington:
On October 17, 1805, Captain William Clark journeyed up the Columbia River as far as Bateman Island.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Bateman Island, Washington, land-bridge Bateman Island, Washington, land-bridge:
On October 17, 1805, Captain William Clark journeyed up the Columbia River as far as Bateman Island.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Bateman Island, Washington, downstream tip Bateman Island, Washington, downstream tip:
On October 17, 1805, Captain William Clark journeyed up the Columbia River as far as Bateman Island ...
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Columbia River from Columbia Park Columbia River from Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington:
Columbia Park lies on the right bank of the Columbia between Clover Island and Bateman Island. Captain Clark explored this reach on October 17, 1805.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2006, Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, October 2, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, October 2, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park Regional Veterans Memorial, Columbia Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, October 2, 2006.
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Image, 2004, Camping at Columbia Park Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2003, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Pasco-Kennewick "Blue" Bridge, Washington:
View from Clover Island.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Pasco-Kennewick "Blue" Bridge, Washington:
View from Columbia Park.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Sunset, Pasco-Kennewick "Blue" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Sunset, Pasco-Kennewick "Blue" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Pasco-Kennewick "Blue" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2006, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge, night shot, from Columbia Park Pasco-Kennewick "Blue Bridge", night shot, as seen from Columbia Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Water Skiing, view from Columbia Park Sunset, Water Skiing, view from Columbia Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 30, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Water Skiing, view from Columbia Park Sunset, Water Skiing, view from Columbia Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 30, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge, skiing, from Columbia Park Pasco-Kennewick "Blue Bridge" at sunset, water skiing:
View from Columbia Park.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 30, 2006.
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Image, 2005, Clover Island and the Cable Bridge Clover Island and the Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2006, Clover Island Inn and the Cable Bridge Clover Island Inn and Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Clover Island and the Cable Bridge Dock houses, Clover Island, Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Clover Island Marina Marina, Clover Island:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2006, Cable Bridge from Clover Island Pasco-Kennewick "Cable Bridge" from Clover Island:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Sunset, Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Pasco-Kennewick Bridge Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, Washington:
View from Sacajawea State Park.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Kennewick's Cable Bridge, from Sacajawea State Park Pasco-Kennewick "Cable" Bridge, from Sacajawea State Park, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2006, Railroad Bridge from Clover Island Pasco-Kennewick Railroad Bridge, as seen from Clover Island:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2006.
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Image, 2003, Across Columbia River towards Sacajawea State Park, Washington Sacajawea State Park, Washington:
Looking across the Columbia River towards Sacajawea State Park, Washington. The mouth of the Snake River is just visible on the right, the "point" of land is today's Sacajawea State Park. The Corps of Discovery camp of October 16 and October 17, 1805, was on this point. Image taken from Two Rivers County Park, Pasco, Washington.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Sacajawea State Park, Washington Sacajawea State Park, Washington:
Trees of Sacajawea State Park, Washington. The Columbia River is just visible in the background.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Sacajawea State Park, Washington Sacajawea State Park, Washington:
Trees of Sacajawea State Park, Washington. The Columbia River is just visible to the right in the background.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, Columbia River looking downstream, from Sacajawea State Park Columbia River looking downstream from Sacajawea State Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wanapum Village, Sacajawea State Park Wanapum Village, Sacajawea State Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wanapum Village, Sacajawea State Park Wanapum Village, Sacajawea State Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Snake River, at mouth, looking upstream Snake River, Washington, looking upstream:
Snake River, at its confluence with the Columbia River, looking upstream. Lewis and Clark arrived at this junction on October 16, 1805. Image taken from Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2004, Snake River looking downstream from Hood Park Snake River looking downstream from Hood Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2004, Snake River looking upstream from Hood Park Snake River looking upstream from Hood Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2005, Crossing the Snake River Crossing the Snake River, Washington State Highway 12 Bridge:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Snake River looking downstream at confluence with Columbia River Snake River confluence with Columbia River:
Snake River, at its confluence with the Columbia River, looking downstream towards the Columbia. Lewis and Clark arrived at this junction on October 16, 1805. Image taken from Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, Columbia River looking downstream, from Sacajawea State Park Columbia River looking downstream from Sacajawea State Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Columbia River looking upstream, from Sacajawea State Park Columbia River looking upstream from Sacajawea State Park:
Image taken from Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, Horse Heaven Hills from Sacajawea State Park Horse Heaven Hills, Washington:
Image taken from Sacajawea State Park, at mouth of the Snake River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Horse Heaven Hills from Sacajawea State Park Horse Heaven Hills, Washington:
Image taken from Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Horse Heaven Hills from Interstate 82/395 Horse Heaven Hills, Washington:
View from Interstate 82/395.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 30, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Two Rivers County Park, Kennewick, Washington Two Rivers County Park, Kennewick, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2003, Columbia River downstream of Two Rivers County Park Columbia River downstream of Two Rivers County Park:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, McNary National Wildlife Refuge McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Washington:
Burbank Slough Unit.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, McNary National Wildlife Refuge McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Washington:
Duck Blind at Burbank Slough Unit.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Badger Island Badger Island with the Horse Heaven Hills:
View from Washington State Highway 12.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Crescent Island with Wallula Gap Crescent Island with Wallula Gap:
View from Washington State Highway 12.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Port of Walla Walla Port of Walla Walla, Wallula Junction, Washington
View from downstream.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap and Wallula Wallula Gap Basalts with Port of Walla Walla, Wallula, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Junction from Highway 730 Wallula Junction as seen from downstream on Washington Highway 730:
View of the Port of Walla Walla.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula, Washington Wallula, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2004, Fort Nez Perce Marker Fort Nez Perce Marker, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2004, Fort Walla Walla sign Fort Walla Walla sign, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2005, Walla Walla River towards mouth Walla Walla River, Washington:
Looking towards mouth from old road bridge near mouth of the Walla Walla River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Walla Walla River from Madame Dorion Bridge Walla Walla River, Washington:
Looking upstream from old road bridge near mouth of the Walla Walla River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Walla Walla River looking upstream Evening, Walla Walla River, Washington:
Looking upstream from old road bridge near mouth of the Walla Walla River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Walla Walla River near mouth Evening, Walla Walla River, Washington:
Looking at right bank of the Walla Walla, from old road bridge near mouth of the Walla Walla River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Madame Dorion Park, Walla Walla River Madame Dorion Memorial Park, Walla Walla River, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Madame Dorion Park, Walla Walla River Madame Dorion Memorial Park, Walla Walla River, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Madame Dorion Park, Walla Walla River Sign, Madame Dorion Memorial Park, Walla Walla River, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Yellepit area, Washington Yellepit area, Washington:
View from Washington Highway 730, downstream mouth of the Walla Walla River.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Wallula, Washington Wallula Gap as seen from Wallula, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Wallula Wallula Gap as seen from Wallula, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Wallula Viewpoint Wallula Gap as seen from Wallula Viewpoint, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Sailing, Wallula Gap, Washington Sailing on Lake Wallula, at Wallula Gap:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap Basalts Wallula Gap Basalts, Washington:
Wallula Gap basalts, right bank of the Columbia River. Image taken from Highway 730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
Image, 2003, Wallula Gap Basalts Wallula Gap Basalts, Washington:
Wallula Gap basalts, left bank of the Columbia River. Image taken from Highway-730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2003.
Image, 2004, Twin Sisters, Wallula Gap, Washington Twin Sisters, Washington:
Image taken from Highway-730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 26, 2004.
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Image, 2005, One of the 'Twin Sisters' One of the Twin Sisters, Washington:
One of the "Twin Sisters" basalt features along the Columbia River, Wallula Gap area, as seen from the west. The Columbia River is in the background. Image taken from Highway 730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, One of the 'Twin Sisters' One of the Twin Sisters, Washington:
One of the "Twin Sisters" basalt features along the Columbia River, Wallula Gap area, as seen from the west. Image taken from Highway 730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, One of the 'Twin Sisters' One of the Twin Sisters, Washington:
One of the "Twin Sisters" basalt features along the Columbia River, Wallula Gap area, as seen from the east. Image taken from Highway 730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2004, Twin Sisters from Port Kelley Twin Sisters, Washington, as seen from Port Kelley:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Port Kelley and Spring Gulch, Washington Port Kelley and Spring Gulch, Washington:
Port Kelley and Spring Gulch (drainage downstream of Port Kelley), Washington, as seen from Washington State Highway 730. Lewis and Clark camp of October 18, 1805 was near Spring Gulch Creek.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
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Image, 2005, Port Kelley and Spring Gulch, Washington Port Kelley and Spring Gulch, Washington:
Port Kelley and Spring Gulch (gully), Washington, as seen from Washington State Highway 730. Lewis and Clark camp of October 18, 1805 was near Spring Gulch Creek.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Port Kelley, Washington Grain elevator, Port Kelley, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Sailing, Wallula Gap, Washington Sailing on Lake Wallula, at Wallula Gap:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, CEFX 106 passing through Wallula Gap at Port Kelley CEFX 106 passing through Wallula Gap at Port Kelley:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Spring Gulch, Washington Spring Gulch, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Spring Gulch, Washington Basalts, Spring Gulch, Washington:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap, Washington Basalt face, Wallula Gap, view from Spring Gulch:
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap Basalts Wallula Gap Basalts, Washington, with Wallula, Washington, in the distance:
Wallula Gap basalts, right bank of the Columbia River, with Wallula, Washington, in the distance. Image taken from Highway 730.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Wallula Gap as seen form Juniper Canyon Wallula Gap, as seen from Juniper Canyon, Oregon
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Juniper Canyon Unit, McNary National Wildlife Refuge Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Juniper Canyon Unit, McNary National Wildlife Refuge Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2005, Juniper Canyon Unit, McNary National Wildlife Refuge Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2003, Wallula Gap Wallula Gap as seen from downstream:
View from Washington State Highway 730, just east of Sand Station Recreation Area.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 29, 2003.
Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Sand Station Recreation Area Wallula Gap and Port Kelley
View from Washington State Highway 730, just east of the Sand Station Recreation Area.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 25, 2005.
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Image, 2004, Wallula Gap from Hat Rock, Oregon Wallula Gap:
View from Hat Rock.
Photo by: Lyn Topinka, September 24, 2004.
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