Spokane River – 9 Mile to 7 Mile

July along the Spokane River.

 

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The Other Side of the River

Approaching the Devil’s Toenail from the north.

 

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Ospreys at the Bowl and Pitcher

On a rainy trail above the Spokane River.

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Snapping September at Long Lake Dam

As summer wanes, the rocky slopes surrounding Long Lake Dam dish up scenery and a turkey vulture.

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Long Lake Dam, on the Spokane River, was built during the decade before WWI. Upon completion, it was the tallest dam of its design (spillway) in the world. Over that dynamic century, its turbines generated power for everything from street trolleys to I-pods, and they continue to do so today. The following are some shots of the historic dam and its setting.

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The Devil’s Toenail – Spokane River

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A unique set of rapids on the Lower Spokane – Diablo’s big toe.
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Many of you are aware of the torrent of humans (50,000 plus) that run through Spokane every May during Bloomsday, but how many of you are also cognizant of the river that surges here each year at the same time? The following shots will introduce you.

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