After failing to reach the "horseshoe bend" of the Horseshoe Bend Trail alongside the North Fork Nooksack River due to darkness, I returned yesterday. I did some investigation in Google Earth and discovered that there was another horseshoe bend that appeared to be more condusive to photo taking. The problem was that it is hidden from view if you're on the trail side of the river. 0.6 miles of cross country travel alongside a river- how hard could it be? :scratch: *Ahem*... I tried using snowshoes for most of the trip out but found them useless due to all the climbing up, down, and around all of the downed timber. Certainly A LOT more taxng than I had anticipated but I managed to arrive at my destination, postholing the rest of the way. Here are two views. I prefer the perspective of #1 but too many distractive components (couldn't do much about that). Perspective #1: Perspective #2: Just a bit downstream of my destination, there was this interesting bit of natural art- a teeter-totter! Pretty neat..