Monday, April 16, 2007

Klamath River

Any river can flow out across a broad plain, gradually widening into an arm of the ocean, but I'm more intrigued by rivers that find their way through a range of mountains and sneak up all of a sudden on the coast. The Klamath River is one of these - typical of west coast rivers and a function of a tectonically active coastline where the hills rise faster than the rivers can cut them down. This is the spit that extends across the mouth of the river - the river exits the narrow channel at the far northern end.

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