Scenic USA - Washington
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Jim Stiles
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Here in the Nile Valley, this peaceful autumn scene of the Naches River doesn't quit live up to its Native American name, meaning rough or turbulent waters. But it's not always calm in the Norse Peak Wilderness Area; this time last year Naches residents were shocked when a massive landslide closed a 47 mile stretch of Route 410. Without warning, the slumping mountainside gave way and pushed the highway into the Naches River, flooded homes, and left residents without power. Called a rotational landslide, geologists concluded that the earth shifted underneath the hillside, anything but a traditional landslide. Fortunately no injuries were reported, power lines were re-connected, and local residents chipped in and helped those with serious flooding problems.
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