Day 5: June 4 Returning Down the Columbia - The Author's 2008 Columbia River Cruise - PixTraveler's Geographic Photo Galleries.

This Google Earth tour map with photos traces the author's path down the Snake and Columbia; the colors changed from desert brown to green of the approaching coastal regions.

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Midnight heading down the Snake River at the Little Goose Dam. Tour Counter 0:39.
At the Lower Monumental Dam. Tour Counter 1:54.
We reach the Columbia and head downstream retracing our route. Tour Counter 3:41.
Morning heading down the Columbia. Tour Counter 5:00.
Back at the McNary Dam. Tour Counter 5:34
Scenes from the Columbia Queen. Tour Counter 7:42.
Spectacular photos passing downstream through the lock at the John Day Dam. Tour Counter 10:00.
Entering the green coastal area. Tour Counter 14:10
Midnight passing Stevenson. Tour Counter 15:21.

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