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The Bridge to Nowhere

Saturday, September 01, 2012

This was supposed to be a September goals blog, but as I sat down to write it I noticed that goals are still a bit fuzzy and need a bit more work. I'll do the goals write-up by the end of this 3-day weekend.

Instead I'll post some pictures from last weekend's hike which took me to the Bridge to Nowhere, a remainder of a 1930's attempt to build a road through these beautiful mountains.

In 1938, a significant rainstorm occurred which washed out the road and damaged some of the bridges. This bridge is the only one remaining.

The bridge has become a weekend bungee jumping spot and in the afternoon you can find a huge crowd of "kids" there. This does, however, not take away from the beauty of this hike.

It's a 5-mile hike to the bridge (10 miles round trip) with unavoidable creek crossings (even the bungee jumpers have no other way to get there but to hike in).

Yes, I had to get my feet wet...

We opted to move a bit beyond the bridge, which involved some light rock scrambling...

... and ultimately brought us to a wonderfully secluded lunch spot.

Hydration is vital :)

Another awesome weekend adventure.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MALEXANDER4 9/2/2012 8:00AM

    Beautiful...your blessed to have this area to hike and i'm so proud of you for the steps your taking for YOU.

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LASKIE2 9/2/2012 6:53AM

    Looks like a great place to hike emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 9/1/2012 11:50PM

    What a beautiful place and looks like a great hike!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 9/1/2012 10:28PM

    I love that hike but haven't done it for a couple of years - the last time I was there, I had a 'close encounter' with a family of big horns who came down to graze and apparently decided I was not a threat because I was sitting still. It lasted until one of the bungee jumpers saw them and the crowd rushed over to where I was resting. As for the river crossings, I either hike in Tevas or bring them with me for water crossings. Forgot to do that one time on a backpack and it took TWO DAYS for my shoes to completely dry out, even putting hand-warmers in them - so 'never again'

Thanks so much for posting the pix and congrats on completing a great hike!

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CARTOONB 9/1/2012 10:14PM

    Do you take your shoes off before you got your feet wet?

Gorgeous area!

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ELSTAMEY 9/1/2012 7:23PM

    What a great hike! You are a huge motivator!

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FLORNH 9/1/2012 4:47PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. It's great to see pics of hikes in such a different (than New England) landscape!

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FRAN0426 9/1/2012 3:11PM

    emoticon pictures and a breath taking view of a beautiful area----thanks for sharing

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PHEBESS 9/1/2012 2:47PM

    Beautiful place to hike!!

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IUHRYTR 9/1/2012 1:22PM

    An emoticon weekend and emoticon pictures. -- Lou

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CAMEOANDLACE 9/1/2012 12:57PM

    Beautiful. Makes you forget politics for a minute! LOL

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MARSHASTAR 9/1/2012 12:53PM

    That's beautiful. I feel inspired. Hiking is something I'd really like to get in shape to do.

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