The views from the Hinge (View from the Hinge and picnic-at-hinge-in-horse-heaven-hills) also provide a view of the altering of the route of the Yakima River from the ice age floods.
View of lower Yakima River valley and Benton City
The puff of steam on the horizon is the large nuclear power plant at Hanford
I liked this alignment of a turn right sign with the Yakima River below making a left turn.
Prior to the ice age flood the Yakima turned right instead of left at this location.
Ice-age flood waters filled the former Yakima River valley to the right with sediment
After the flood waters exited the river followed a new coarse to the left instead of to the right
View of Badger Coulee, the former lower Yakima River valley
DEM showing the turn in the river