Buttermilk Bend

When shooting landscapes, I usually prefer moody weather. Clouds, mist, fog and even rain. Winter is trying to end early and we have been experiencing bright cloudless sun for weeks.  When we finally had an overcast day, I decided to return to Buttermilk Bend trail in the South Yuba River State Park to capture the green hillsides along the South Yuba River. 

 This trail is really great for a light hike. Mostly flat and you don't need to do any climbing. 

This trail is really great for a light hike. Mostly flat and you don't need to do any climbing. 

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 One of my favorite parts of the trail is this set of stairs that take you to the main trail.

One of my favorite parts of the trail is this set of stairs that take you to the main trail.

I have been on this trail three times now, and I only found these cool bridges by accident.

 The bridge crosses some really nice streams, but they are totally dry because of the short winter. 

The bridge crosses some really nice streams, but they are totally dry because of the short winter. 

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As spring reaches the peak, the trails should be filled with wildflowers.  Something to make a return worth while.