Sunbanks Lake Resort
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... from the downstream river surface to the top of the dam. I
t is 5,223 feet (1,592 meters) long, or 57 feet short of a mile.Grand Coulee Dam is the largest concrete structure ever built.
Several other dams in the world are larger, but they include earthen berms (when completed 2009, the Three Gorges Dam in China will be ...
... now extinct Dry Falls, and set up camp in the park at the base.
This chapter is about to get a bit educational so, unless your a geography nerd like me, you might like to skip straight to the pictures. The figures that accompany the Missoula Floods are mind blowing:
*There is evidence that Lake Missoula burst it's banks at least 25 times
*The largest discharge was estimated to be upwards of 10 ...
... still seemed intent on attack. Probably KAMIKAZI MOSQUITOS ;-)
As dawn approached we saw the lights of Coulee City and passed the A La Cozy Motel where we were scheduled to stay. Since we still felt we had some energy to keep walking, we decided to continue our walk across the dam and all the way up the ridge on the other side to help shorten our stretch for the next leg. After getting to the top of the ridge Anne suggested ...
... have that planning and packing down pretty good. Shorts, tank tops, flip flops and snorkel gear - what else do you need? But, this trip, at a different time of year and to a completely different destination is proving more difficult.
But, one week from today, we'll be winging our way east and the tedium of the pre-trip frenzy will be forgotten.
... used for irrigation and recreation purposes!
We had a great day at the 'dam' - taking in the exhibits & movies at the visitor center along with the free dam tour. We stayed for the 9:30 laser light show - also free - which is played nightly during the summer off the face of the dam. My folks, who have always wanted to 'see the show' drove out and joined us for the day - so now they, and we, can take it off our 'bucket lists'!