Hike from Oleno to River Rise–January 12, 2013


The River Rise

The River Rise

Bob Kerckel led seven Sierrans on a delightful 7-mile trek across the Natural Bridge area from Oleno State Park to the River Rise.  The trail is in excellent condition and well-marked, the weather was sunny and warm, and the company delightful.

Bellamy Road

Bellamy Road

Several members in the party were delighted to be meeting up with friends they hadn’t seen in years or even decades.  While the conversations ranged through a variety of topics, the discussions of travel were the most dominant.  Members of the group had not only visited, but lived in Sweden, Denmark, Moscow, and the Middle East.  We all concurred that it is great fun to walk and talk with knowledgeable people who are well-traveled.  If you haven’t visited the Rise, do so.  It is one of the most serene spots in Florida.  Thanks Bob for an enjoyable outing.

Jug Lake

Jug Lake

Lunch at the River Rise

Lunch at the River Rise

Post and photos by Dave Wilson