I-84 scenic viewpoint east of Pendleton, Oregon

September 18, 2013

A lot of open country when winding through the east Oregon mountains.
[Two photos stitched together showing a large, open expanse of tan vegetation on the ground and lots of puffy white clouds in a huge sky.]

Acres of farmland in this area.
[Hills of wheat-colored vegetation with a few dark green trees visible scattered throughout.]

The clouds made interesting dark patches on the land.
[More farmland only this time it's flatter and there are buildings in view.]

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I-84 scenic viewpoint in northeast Oregon on the Columbia River

September 10, 2013

Columbia River looking downstream into the setting sun.
[The sun is a bright white ball with rays extending from it in the sky. A short wall winds into the foreground separating visitors from the vegetation at the river's edge.]

Windmills are a new addition since I last passed through this area.
[Windmills atop the ridge to the left as seen from the scenic rest stop. One can also see the interstate and the wall separating the rest stop from the vegetation beside the river.]

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I-80 scenic viewpoint in eastern Utah
Echo Canyon rest area

September 20, 2013

Canyon wall looking westward on I-80.
Building with conical roof is part of rest area going westward.
[The canyon wall is a series of segmented cliffs rising hundreds of feet above the roadway. The road runs through a natural low point in this area.]

Canyon wall looking eastward toward Wyoming.
[Continuation of the segmented red rock dwarfing the vehicles on the interstate.]

Closer view of the canyon wall.
[Red segmented rock has green vegetation growing in rows across it where there are ledges. The very top of the rock is grass-covered. All this dwarfs the roadway at the base of the walls.]

Looking down the steep walkway to the rest area. My car is one of the specks on the right.
[The walkway disappears out of view midway through the image where it drops into the canyon. The rest stop and road are seen over the hillside on the right.]

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