Paul organized another hike. This one going to the suspension bridge on the Little Kern River. Since we didn't know there was a little Kern River or a suspension bridge over it, we decided to join the group and check out a new area.
The bridge was built in 1957 to replace one that was swept away during a high water year. And this is a year when hikers really need a bridge.
Round trip we did 11 or so miles which was quite an accomplishment in the heat; it was 86 when we got back to the car. This area is crisscrossed with trails, so further exploration here is possible.
|Western hounds tongue, Cynoglossum occidentale|
|Mountain Pride Penstemon newberryi|
|What remains of the old bridge is on the flat rock|
|Now that's a bridge|