Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bridge Over North Fork of the Nooksack River

Just an hour or so away from Bellingham, WA, is another world, one of trees, big mountains, and rushing rivers. On a warm fall day, a drive up Mt. Baker Highway SR 542 will take you to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. An unnamed bridge crosses the fast running glacial melt waters of the North Fork of the Nooksack River near the Douglas-Fir Campground.

This bridge is in the Pacific Northwest rainforest. The annual rainfall is about 67 inches per year, with snowfall of about 43 inches. That makes for lots water in almost all seasons.

With all that moisture, even a concrete structure like this bridge becomes home to mosses and other hardy plants.

For more bridges from all over, head on over to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, the home of Sunday Bridges. -- Margy

6 comments:

  1. Oh I love the Nooksack River area and anything up and down the Mt. Baker highway. Nice shots. I always laugh when I see green things growing where they are not supposed to be. MB

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  2. What lovely scenery and I do like a mossy bridge.

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  3. Plants do grow in the strangest places sometimes. Great shots. Mickie :)

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  4. seems like an interesting place to explore with a camera. :)

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  5. Beautiful nature there. All that green is wonderwel.

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  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment on my Sunday Bridges post.

    MB - I know you like to hike all over that area. I want to go back again on a nice day before the snow arrives.

    forgetmenot - Life sure is tenacious.

    Margy

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