Sun sets on the Columbia River from Hanford Reach National Monument.
Hanford Reach National Monument straddles the eastern and western banks of the Columbia River and frames the last area where the Columbia runs its natural course without interference. After a 2 miles hike out to the White Bluff Sand Dunes, I took this shot just as the sun slipped behind the Cascade Mountain Range to west draw the myriad peaks in sharp relief on the pink background. In the distance, lights from the Hanford Nuclear Clean Up Project light as the sun sets.
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