|Trip Date: 06/02/2017
Distance: 5.4 Miles
Vertical Gain: 1800'
Group Size: 4
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Our group ready head out from the trailhead parking area.|
|View to the east, toward the
Squaw Valley mountains far up the North Fork American River canyon.
|The old sign at the start of the actual trail, 1/4 mile down the road from the parking area.|
|As the trail heads down into the canyon, the terrain gets extremely rugged. Not many people get to experience how remote this area of the Rubicon.|
|Heading across the old bridge,
a remarkably strong structure in this remote area.
|A look up the river from the bridge.|
|On the opposite side of the bridge is a junction that can take you one of two ways. To the left is a sketchy but scenic trail which ends after about a 1/2 mile high over the river. To the right is a trail which heads up from the river a bit and heads on to Humbug Canyon 4 miles beyond.|
|An old memorial sign along the sketchy section of trail headed left from the junction.|
|Making our way along the canyon wall trail, which has some extremely narrow sections along the way.|
|Another look down the at the river which is getting further and further from the trail along this part of the sketchy trail section.|
|The water near a beach spot just about 3/4 of a mile along the Humbug Trail fork.|
|Looking south, up river from the beach area where we stopped for a bit before turning around.|
|Lunch spot by the river.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|