Come join us on a great hike to a marvel of engineering that serves absolutely purpose whatsoever! In 1936, the bridge was built as part of a highway through the Angeles National Forest, connecting the San Gabriel Valley to Wrightwood. In 1938, a massive flood washed away the entire road-in-progress, leading to the abandonment of the project. The bridge, however, was solidly built and remains to this day, serving zero vehicles annually, and making for one of the most unexpected things that you encounter when hiking deep in the wild.
For those who want an additional challenge, we'll gather afterwards at the In-N-Out a short drive from the trailhead, and see who puts away the most while satisfying their post-hike appetites!
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard 8 miles round-trip, negligible elevation gain/loss, several water crossings along the way (wading up to your knees).
Cost: $5/car (trailhead parking fee).
Please contact Joel Dahl '05 for contact location and more info: firstname.lastname@example.org