Day 4: June 3 Upriver on the Snake - The Author's 2008 Columbia River Cruise - PixTraveler's Geographic Photo Galleries

This Google Earth tour map with photos traces the author's route up the Snake passing the Little Goose and Lower Grannet Dams; lecture on Nez Perce history and and culture; a small boat excursion on the upper portion of the Snake River,

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Midnight June 3, continuing up the Snake River. Tour Counter 0:37.
Passing the Little Goose Dam just after midnight. Tour Counter 2:29.
Passing the Lower Grannet Dam. Tour Counter 5:05.
Pausing to board our lecturer on the Nez Perce culture. Tour Counter 7:00.
We dock and board a smaller boat for the excursion on the faster and narrower upper Snake . Tour Counter 8:13.

Unfortunately, this point, there was a problem with my GPS and the beautiful photos taken from the small boat are not correctly located

Start of photo sequence taken on the small boat excursion. Tour Counter 8:22.
The GPS problem has been resolved; we are going downstream on the Snake retracing our route . Tour Counter 15:41.
Passing downstream through the lock at the Lower Grannet Dam. Tour Counter 17:35.
Midnight going downstream on the Snake. Tour Counter 19:47.

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