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Notes on the Geography of The Western United States: The Northwest

An open loop from northern California through Oregon, Washington, coastal British Columbia, and back through Idaho and Wyoming.

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Mt. Shasta rises behind side-roll sprinklers marching across a field northeast of Weed, California.

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The fast line north from California, here somewhere between Klamath Falls and Bend, Oregon.

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At Sisters, northeast of Bend, a Genuine Wild West town has been whipped up, proof that California is on the move.

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Even the ATM wears spurs.

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Up in the mountains themselves, the old economy struggles to survive.

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The Columbia River at The Dalles, end of the Oregon Trail and an important cherry-growing region today.

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Headland at the mouth of the Columbia, with World War II fortifications.

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Unintended but high irony: east of Queets, on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula.

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The islands of southwestern British Columbia have attracted visitors for more than a century. Many fine estates were built. Here, the house of a working farm on Saltspring Island.

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Low tide along a creek on the east coast of Vancouver Island, near Parksville.

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Same place, 20 years later. High tide on an overcast day.

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Calling it a salt marsh doesn't seem very kind, but that's what it is, and it's enough to make you reconsider your nomenclatural prejudices.

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The coast here is growing fast, with many second homes.

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A neighbor.

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Back in the states, this time in Idaho, a center pivot swings across a field of potatoes. A long way from second homes. Note the tiny discharge at this end; discharge increases progressively toward the far end, which rolls more quickly across the field.

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Here's the far end, where an impact sprinkler throws a heavy arc of water.

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The north side of Yellowstone, coming in from Gardiner during the great fire of 1989.

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South of Yellowstone, an irrigation ditch along the Snake River north of Jackson.


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