I decided I wanted to take another photo of the Foresthill bridge from another angle.
The Foresthill bridge is the highest bridge in all California. It's not far for us to go there about a 20 minute car ride. So we packed some water and the camera and put the pups in the SUV with us and off we went.
As some of you know I grew up along the South Fork of the American River, my youngest brother and I were there almost daily riding our bikes and enjoying the beautiful river during the summer months or at the nearby pool. My high school was right along the river and for PE we had to run down to the park and by the river.
Last summer I took my granddaughter Morgan to this part of the river and I have a photo to show of her from last year.
Morgan on the South Fork American River Last Year Summer June 2009
So anyway back to today, Steve and I went to the North Fork, which is the American River's wild child and this is the area I have lived close to since 1979 after moving away from home in Sacramento County to Placer County California.
The North Fork begins at an elevation of 8000 feet near Lake Tahoe in Placer County at the snowcapped crest of the Sierras. Both the North Fork and Middle Fork feature archaeological and historic sites of ancient American Indian culture and 1850s Gold Rush habitation.
We had fun, we didn't get in the water just hiked around down to the river to let the dogs see the water and to get their paws wet and take some good photos of the bridge, but actually we got our best photos of the bridge from the road I think.
You can click on this to get a nice view of the Foresthill bridge.
In January we stood on top the bridge and looked down into the valley of where we were at today. You can click this link to see what the bridge looks like close up. The photo of my daughter and I standing near the bridge was taken in Jan of this year.
So at the top of the bridge we were looking down to where we were today. See that bridge way down there? that is where we were today and Steve took a photo of me standing near it below. Look up at the top photo see the rounded part in that bridge? well that is where I am standing in the photo below.
The photo Steve took of me in front of the bridge
My photo of Steve in front of the bridge
Even Edee and Effie had a lot of fun! we hiked down to the river and through some sticky weeds and trampled up a steep hill but it was fun. It was not that bad though I did worry about snakes. We had wanted to take the hike up to the Foresthill bridge, but it was getting to hot for that and I had a headache. But there was a lot of bikers and hikers out today and kids swimming in the river. It was a great summer day.
This is where we went down to the river through this trail.
Edee really loves the water.
Effie does not like to touch the water, but as soon as Steve would try to get her feet wet she would try to swim, it was so funny and cute.
Resting with the pups after our hike down to the river.
North Fork American River
Time to go back up to the SUV, I should have taken the photo from the bottom of the trail.
Tomorrow is Friday it's Morgan's birthday..... so we are going there for dinner and I can visit with my son Shane and DIL and of course Morgan.
It's back to work for Steve tomorrow and then next week we have another outdoor outing planned for the both of us with the pups. Can't wait! Anything beats sitting in the house!!!
Here is a cute saying I ran across awhile back. I liked it so thought I would post it, however it does not fit with my post.
It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it. (Mae West)