Buttermilk Bend Trail along the South Yuba River, down at Bridgeport Covered bridge is one of those spring walks you just need to do while the wildflowers are out. I’ve promoted the hike here, here, here and here, but finally managed to make it down the other day. The Western Redbuds have already bloomed, but the poppies and lupine are still out. In honor of Earth Day this week I thought it was a good time to remind people of the beauty we have in our backyard. If you have time tomorrow SYRCL is hosting a free talk about the “State of the Yuba” at the Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, click here for more details. And there’s still a little time to tell your local representatives about saving the Bridgeport Covered bridge, click here for details. The South Yuba River State Park Association has guided hikes along the Buttermilk Bend Trail on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am for a few more weeks, click here for a details map of the wildflowers. One of my Nevada City postcards captures this trail, so for those of you’d like a set of 5 Buttermilk Bend postcards, please post a comment on this blog post and I’ll draw the winner on Satuday, April 26th (prize can be mailed).
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