November 9, 2013
Wild and scenic is what the sign said. This autumn, the Merced River is better described as calm, even lazy.
Chris and I drove along the gravel road above the river until we came to a spot where we could easily access the water. We carefully walked down the steep slope and spent a breezy Saturday afternoon along the banks of the wild and scenic river.
Autumn colors surrounded us.
We shared cheese and crackers, a bottle of wine, along with a few other spicy morsels at the river’s edge.
At the end of the afternoon, we hiked uphill and back to the car leaving the wild and scenic Merced River behind, filled with memories of an intimate afternoon.