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Bend in the River

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Eel River at Rio Dell, California (southern Humboldt County)

The river is low and stagnant near the banks here in October. Winter rains will soon have this river surging and exploding with power as it pushes towards The Pacific - about 8 miles (12.9 km) downstream. The Eel flows north - draining the leeward side of the King Mountain Range and many of the highest peaks of the Coastal Range to the east.

A trestle of the abandoned Pacific Northwestern Railroad supports the tracks that cling to the rock cliffs as the river bends around the old lumber town of Rio Dell.

[Tomorrow]: In the redwood forest - about 12 miles south of here.

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peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

sleeping river waiting for nature to rejuvenate it...

11 Oct 2011 11:55am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Soft as the marine layer burning off in the foothills. best…jf

11 Oct 2011 1:40pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

cool shot! looks so peaceful and serene :)

11 Oct 2011 3:10pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting PoV

11 Oct 2011 4:18pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful and lush setting.

12 Oct 2011 12:48am