The Columbia River is a remarkable place, certainly more remarkable than I could ever convey through a series of photographs … but that doesn’t mean I won’t continue to try to do so. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the river is the high cliffs that tower above it.
Here’s a shot from Cape Horn looking eastward.
At this point the river is still largely forested, but it’s not very far before grasslands, and rocks, dominate the banks.
Further along, Mt. Hood, hundreds of miles away, still stands above the land, providing a startling contrast to this hot, arid land.
Sixty miles up the road, the mountain is still the most obvious landmark, though scab rock has become the dominant land feature.
At times this land seems timeless, unchanging, unless you check the skyline and realize that Progress has made it’s impression even here.