The snowy Nooksack River

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  1. scole

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    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..

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    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..

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    Thanks for looking and Happy New Years!
     
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    Ahhhhh, I miss Washington.....
     
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    some nice stuff there. i'm a sucker for slow-shutter shots of flowing water, and the snow really sets these off nicely. what section of the Nooksack were you on?
     
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    Rocky, this section of the river is upstream of the Wells Creek Rd / Nooksack Falls area. This is the area below the Excelsior Ridge trailhead along the highway and approximately between Mileposts 40 and 41. There are no trails accessing the area; it's purely crashing through the forest to reach the river.
     

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