Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Buttermilk Bend Trail

At the first of the month, we hit the trail with some friends to go exploring.  We spent the day at the Buttermilk Bend Trail, which follows the South Fork of the Yuba River. The boys hiked and went swimming in the crystal clear, COLD, water.  Part of the reason this trail was picked was because of the historical Bridgeport Bridge that spans the Yuba River.  The bridge was closed for restoration, so we couldn't walk through it. We did get to look inside, though.  What a fascinating structure!  It was built in 1862, and is the longest-span, wooden-covered bridge still surviving.  If you want to know more, check out this link.

The boys, gazing down at the river...and trying to figure out a way to get down to it.  You can't really tell in the picture, but we were a ways up over the river.

At a beautiful swimming hole.  The boys did swim, though it was a bit chilly.  Our friends that we were with, who were originally from Washington state, thought the water was warm. :) 

My guys, taking a water break!

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