Of course. There are badlands in other western states as well. Badlands will often form where there is over-grazing of grassland by herded animals. But the pic posted appears to Dakota Badlands.There are also the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico. I posted a picture there awhile ago.
Understand. The western portions of the Dakotas loses the prairie feeling, and seems more akin to the mountain states.It is the Badlands. I forgot that this was east of the Rockies. This area seems to have a western vibe to me but I agree that it is more of a Central State.
Yep - downtown Bellevue from the parking lot at the central Bellevue Trader Joe's store. Smoke from the wildfires. TJ's is just east of I-405 and the buildings are on the west side of I-405.Wow! Is this in Bellevue?
Yep - downtown Bellevue from the parking lot at the central Bellevue Trader Joe's store. Smoke from the wildfires. TJ's is just east of I-405 and the buildings are on the west side of I-405.
The bridge in the middle of the photo is for the rail line being built from Seattle to Redmond.
The Wilburton PM monitor is about four blocks away, due east. Circled in green on the map.And the air quality has improved. It's currently down to 192 (unhealthy). I'm not too far away and have a sensor about a quarter mile from me. On Friday, it spiked up to 330 (hazardous) and then settled back down to 240 (very unhealthy) for most of the day. The east winds that caused most of the fires blew the smoke out over the ocean. Now the air is back to the normal westerly flow and all that smoke is blowing back in.