Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little rays of sunshine

The weather channel said we had three hours of sun so we headed straight down to the south Yuba.  There are closer places to hike but they stay muddy for several days after a good rain and the south Yuba at Bridgeport is sandy and dries out quickly.

We reversed the upper trail today, first hit the rocky mile to Lake Englebright, then up and up to the top overlooking the whole valley and down the steep switchbacks to the car, almost three miles, whew!

Here's the first rocky mile, see the boys patiently waiting?
Then the beautiful and very jade green lake.
And on the trip back UP the very steep hill, stopping to take pictures is a good excuse to catch my breathe.
And finally the lush green meadows at the top.
So now we're all tired and ready for a nap.  It was incredibly wonderful to get some sun off and on during our hike.  I would just stop, close my eyes and soak it all in, probably a good thing as we may have rain for the next five days.

Peace to you.

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