It was time to head east visit friends in Spokane, WA for the Labor Day weekend. From Pacific Beach to Spokane took Miss Winnie about six hours. We stopped to feed her (diesel fuel) and us. She slowly climbed up and down more mountains to get to the flat land of Eastern Washington. The view changed from forests of evergreen trees to wide open spaces and fields covered with yellow grasses. I am not sure if it was wheat, but I had never seen anything so yellow - the amber waves of grain.
History note: Under the Clark Canyon reservoir is the spot where Lewis and Clark made camp. Before the dam, two rivers forked in the area. The interpretive signs near our site had a quote from Clark's diary describing the area and a large mountain outcrop between the two waters. It is still there.
Pushing southward to Hill AFB near Salt Lake City, we cross the bottom of Idaho. The state has an L-shape