Morning run along the most harnessed river in the NW - the Columbia. We slept within a stone's throw of the water, with the train on our other side and the interstate up on the hill. The John Day dam spilled from the reservoir because of such high flows this spring and, I believe, a court order to help juvenile salmon get out to sea for the next stage of thier arduous life cycle.
These are Native American fishing platforms. If you've never seen footage of thier precarious dance to retrieve fish, look it up. This river used to be the mecca for all tribes of the West, North, and probably even East. Trading for Salmon and the bounty of the NW brought together tribes that may otherwise be fighting.
The river was, and is, the peaceful ground. We just have to let some rivers stay rivers to maintain that peace.
On to Mountainhome, ID today! #wildandscenic