The North Fork American River has many hiking trails that lead to some of the best swimming holes in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Hiking and Swimming the North Fork of the American River
Gambolin’ Man writes long essays about his hikes complete with philosophy and natural history. His latest post covers a recent summer sojourn North Fork American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills:
One early evening, with the wind whipping up into swirls of dancing dust devils, I’m enjoying a moment of quiet respite sitting on a rock writing my bear memoir when, suddenly, Gambolin’ Gal – approaching from the river – lets out a startled gasp, which causes me to drop my pen and whirl around just in time to see a bear tear off faster than possible for such a lumbering animal, leaving scattered sets of giant paw prints and clear indentations of five inch long claw marks scarring the trail. Ursula, bad girl!
Another fascinating post. Be sure to check it out.