Friday, August 2, 2013

The Missouri River At The Dam

I got a chance to look out over the Missouri River on both sides of the dam. I have a few good pictures of the side before the dam. I was glad there were a few places where I could pull over and look around.

I don't know if the formations in the top picture are natural or if they were cut into the side of the hills when the dam was built. I suspect the latter. They're not exactly cliffs, at least I don't think, because it's not made of rock, it's dirt.

This second picture shows a hint of just how big the Missouri River is at this location. It's a lot bigger than I thought it was. Not quite as big as the Detroit River, but I can compare the two favorably.

I took this last picture while the truck was moving across the dam so it was a little clumsy. Still not bad though. I wish I could have missed the railing, but that's the breaks. At least I didn't run off the road.

My next trip will be to some place where I can get a little bit back to nature. I haven't been able to test out my camera in my usual type of place yet, so that's where I'm going. Besides, it's going to be nice to go to a place where I can be alone. All the people around get tiresome sometimes.

I still have more pictures to share from this location, but I'm pretty much dome with the dam and the water. I'll mix those posts in with posts from newer trips. I'll see how it goes each time. I said before I'd have too many pictures. Now I don't know what to do with them. Oh well. Talk to you next time.

10 comments:

  1. I'm very glad that you didn't run off the road. I enjoy sharing your adventures.

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    1. I've come close to running off the road a few times by taking pictures while driving. But this time I was going very slowly.

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  2. It sounds like you have too much money but do not know how to use them.

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    1. If pictures were money, I'd be very rich.

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  3. The Missouri River is really huge up there! I have a funny story to tell you about rivers - the first time my human went to New Orleans, she looked at the Mississippi River and thought it was the ocean! Geography is not one of her strong suits.

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    1. There is a place on the Detroit River where you can't tell if it's the river or Lake Erie, so I completely understand. Rivers can get very big.

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  4. those formations provided really a beautiful contrast to the scenery, glad you had ample options to pull over and take a picture from the top of the dam

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    1. Yeah, I liked that there were parking areas so I could get a good look at all that stuff.

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  5. The mighty Missouri sure has a lot of water Ratty! It's been decades since I've seen it and it is absolutely incredible.

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    1. I never knew the Missouri River got that big.

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