Our first summer hike of 2013. The temperature started out in the mid-70s and climbed into the mid-80s after lunch. Dogwoods were in bloom along with the wildflowers.
Our planned lunch at Natural Bridge was not to be. The parking lot has been significantly enlarged and new toilets now stand where the picnic table used to be. Se we headed on down river and found a decaying log with river view for our lunch spot. We were fortunate in hiking there this week because the footbridge over the river at Natural Bridge will be closed for the next two weeks to replace the wood deck on the bridge.
We enjoyed fries and beer at the Rogue River Lodge.