Sunday, February 1, 2009

Theme Day: Paths and Passages

A question used for discussion at my book club yesterday was "What is your favorite passage and why?" Now wouldn't that have been an interesting kind of "passage" to try to illustrate?

Instead I went seeking out a better view than the one I had taken earlier in the day of the topographical feature which gives the city of Union Gap its name. I found the view by visiting Sarge Hubbard Park--a part of the Yakima Greenway which stretches along the Naches and Yakima Rivers from 40th Avenue past their confluence and south to Union Gap. It includes ten miles of pathways ideal for walking, jogging, and biking, three parks, fishing ponds, and more.

You can see a tiny bit of the pathway in the lower right hand corner of the photo. so, there is one specific definition of "path."

But that gap--that is another passage. On the right you see Ahtanum Ridge. On the left are the Rattlesnake Hills. In the distance far beyond are the Horse Heaven Hills. The gap between the Ahtanum and the Rattlesnakes is a passage for the Yakima River, and a natural route for those traveling from the Lower Valley to the Upper Valley of the Yakima. So, not only does the river go through this passage, it also is the route of the railroad, US Highway 97, Interstate 82, and the Yakima Valley Highway.


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3 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the photo you used and your writing is interesting. I traveled down some really wild paths in my lifetime but none could be photographed.

I will have to write about them in my Memories blog.

Jilly said...

A lovely snippet of that path that presmably leads to the beautiful lake. Lovely area.

Babooshka said...

Interesting thoughts on paths and passages.