Feb 24, 2019North Fork River

North Fork River seen from the Devil's Backbone Wilderness, Missouri
North Fork River from a low bluff.

The North Fork River was my destination for the day. The place has changed a lot since I was last here. Floods have washed through doing a tremendous amount of damage. I saw the first flood debris about six foot up a tree over 100 yards from the river, so it must have been at least 60′ higher than its present level. where there is low lying ground the banks are choked with downed trees. There were some good campsites near here, but access to the river (for water) was very difficult because of bank erosion, so I headed back to another spot that offered easier access to the river.

North Fork River seen from the Devil's Backbone Wilderness, Missouri
North Fork River.

I had to climb down a steep sandbank to get some water, but that was a minor inconvenience.

North Fork River seen from the Devil's Backbone Wilderness, Missouri
North Fork River. View from the river. Note the pile of trees on the right.
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