Our first day takes us across all three forks of the Yuba River, as well as steeply up and over the watershed divides between them. All three of these rivers have great swimming holes, especially the South Fork, which is a mecca for swimming. Its cool, deep pools are lined with granite boulders to sit on or jump off. There is no river muck, only hard, grippy rock and nice decomposed granite to walk on.
By Patrick Walsh Slogging along the eastern edge of Capitol Reef National Park, I contemplate which is worse, terrific headwinds or continuous washboards. It’s a conundrum: the washboard probably would not be that bad if we were skipping over the small humps at a normal speed, but the high winds and blown sand are slowing […]