Yesterday I made another attempt to explore a stretch of the North Fork Nooksack River that's hard to access. The river flows through a deep gorge for about a 1/3 of a mile so the access has to be at either end or by a very steep side slope. I made a previous attempt at the downstream entrance to the gorge but got cliffed out. This time, I managed to get down to the river's edge but was eventually twarted by a sheer cliff and the swift currents of the river. Guess I'm now down to Plans B & C. Before this, however, I stopped off to check out the bald eagles which are beginning to make their annual return.. 1. 2. 3. Onto the photos of the river. I do want to point out that it was snowing hard while I took these so any banding you see in the photos is the result of the longer exposure times and the heavy snowfall at the time.. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Thanks for looking and Happy New Years!