Smith River in Winter

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The Smith River draws begins in the Siskiyou Mountains along California-Oregon border south of Grants Pass. Although the mountain range that feeds it isn’t particularly large or imposing, with few peaks topping the 7.000 foot elevation, the river still remains decent sized much of the year, and actually begins to swell quite admirably in the spring. After a bone dry autumn, the river was at a low ebb on the first day of winter, 2013. But it still had a decent amount of water.

One curious aspect of the river is it’s greenish-aqua cast. Below are some pics:

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And here’s a ouple of HDR shots of a bridge spanning the south fork of the Smith River:

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