Hiking the River

Don't forget me!

Don’t forget me!

Yesterday I took a walk along the Blacksmith Fork River. There is a nice trail that follows the river for two miles, beginning a little north of my location and ending in a meadow that once was the location of a CCC camp. The trail is open to hiking and biking, and I met several people on mountain bikes but not a one that was walking.

Slide area

Slide area

There were several places along the trail where rock-slides occur. The people that maintain the trail must have to clear these areas often.

CCC camp

CCC camp

At the site of the old CCC camp all that remains are several concrete foundations. There were no signs that told any history of the camp, only a board by the road that announced that it was a CCC camp location. One peculiar piece of cement had a knife imbedded in it. Maybe it was the step for the mess hall.

Knife in cement

Knife in cement

Looks like it will be rainy for the next few days. I still have another week of time that I’m legal to stay here so I will call this home sweet home for now.

3 Responses to “Hiking the River”

  1. Donna says:

    It must feel good to get out and hike some new areas. Enjoy yourself!

  2. Barbara says:

    That looks really nice. We’ve had lots of wind here, but today was gorgeous! Those bad days sure make me appreciate the perfect ones. Enjoy the rain, it might be nice for a change. 🙂

  3. Bob says:

    Hey Dale nice pics. I’m still hunkered down here on FR405a outside of Payson. It rained several hours last night which was nice. Helps to keep the dust down. Tomorrow or the next day I’ll head up to FR171 by the Mogollon Visitor Center on Route 260.

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