A DESCENDING SUN reminds me that I am, indeed, riding in January. The spring-like temperatures will not hold past dusk. Plus, it’s my night to cook. State Route 20 provides a pleasant run back across the South Fork, through Nevada City and Grass Valley and on the bottomland suburbs of Sacramento.
Regarding climate change? I’m not one who’d like to see our beautiful planet rendered into little more than a charred bit of puffed wheat, vacantly orbiting a sun none too quick to nova. I’d like us to regard our activities with a little more care and take every conceivable action to retard the overall warming of the place. Still, on a 68-degree mid-winter day, I’ll probably compromise my concerns and head out for a few hours on the bike enjoying dry pavement, sunny skies and those April-like temperatures. Call me selfish.
MORE PICTURES from the South Yuba River State Park:
|View down the South Fork from one of many area hiking trails.|
|One of three or four plaques placed to provide details about the covered bridge.|
|Back in the day, one pump meant only one flavor of petrol.|
|Inside a restored barn, several examples of early transport - horse or ox-drawn - are preserved.|
|The "Virginia Turnpike" is also known as the old Henness Pass Route.|
|At the Kneebone family cemetery.|
|On the current circumstance surrounding the historic bridge.|
California State Parks: www.parks.ca.us
South Yuba River State Park Association: http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org/
Please check out the link to this important volunteer group.
|This poor fella's on display at the visitor's center.|
Regarding Rough and Ready seceding from the Union: http://www.roughandreadychamber.com/rough_and_ready_004.htm
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