A warm day with just enough clouds to make it interesting, provided a perfect day for a walk on the Sacramento River.
In my last blog, we visited the beautiful Sundial Bridge on the Sacramento River. Today I am travelling just a few miles north on the river to a bike trail just below the outlet of the Keswick Dam. This trail is part of a 50-mile system that connects Redding with Shasta Lake. Our journey consisted of a stroll down the trail to a bike bridge across the river and back. Although it was early March, spring had sprung. The grass was green, the redbud was red, and the sun was warm. A family of river otters entertained us along the way. My Wednesday Photo Essay:
It wasn’t quite spring, but no one had told the redbud growing along the Sacramento River.
A close up of the redbud.
And here it is decorating the river.
While the river was low because of the California drought, I still thought it was quite scenic. This is looking north from the bike bridge.
Peggy, along with our friends, Ken and Leslie, are half way across the 13-foot-wide, 418-foot-long bike bridge.
The view south.
We were looking south when we spotted a family of four river otters making their way up the river. My small camera didn’t handle the distance well, but the otters were too interesting to leave out. Note the size of the tail.
The otters gathered on a rock to check us out. There wasn’t quite room for the fourth one.
On the way back, I found this interesting lichen growing on a rock…
And a waterfall on a creek flowing into the river.
A final shot of a small cove on the river. NEXT BLOG: Tarzan shows me the light.