We drove east of Kittitas on the old Vantage Highway, and toured the Ellensburg Wild Horse Windfarm. Learned a lot and even got to inside one of the towers.
Pretty impressive view from the visitor center... elevation 3,500 feet - higher than Snoqualmie Pass!
|You could see for miles!|
|The shrub-steppe vegetation included flowers like these and some cacti!|
|The blades are 120-some feet long, and each weighs seven tons!|
|Looking up from inside the base of the tower....220 steps in the ladder!|
We could see the top section of the tower flexing in the wind!
A computer read-out tells you the wind-speed and how much electricity is being delivered.
Worth the trip! Bring your jacket, though! Was windy - duh!! - when we were there!