The scenery was just as beautiful on the way home as it was on the way up. Here are some photos of the Columbia River taken from a look out spot. The river is low right now....as you can see by looking at the bank.
There is still snow at the higher elevations. You can see snow on the mountain in the distance.
Logging is a pretty big industry up here. Here is a log mill that we passed. I always find it fascinating to watch them run. There are a couple of small lumber mills in the local area that mill their own lumber.
More of the scenery.
I was enjoying the landscape when I noticed the skies were changing. Things were getting darker.
Then you could see where it was clearing up after the storm.
We passed a bison ranch on the way home. Discovered that there is a small gift shop there and will definitely be going back up for a visit in the very near future. I have tons of respect for anyone who raises and works with these massive animals.
We arrived home to partly cloudy skies.....