Balloons on the Rise
At Howard Tietan Park in Walla Walla, more than 30 hot air balloons lift off a few minutes after sunrise. The balloons have no steering capability so the pilots depend on the wind to take them wherever. Balloonists from Utah, Idaho, Texas, Nevada and Washington took part. The balloons vary in size from 80,000 to 100,000 cubic feet. They are about 60-feet in diameter and 80-feet tall.
Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times