Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series: near the Bridgeview trail head

Only a few feet from the Warren freeway, which runs the length of the Oakland hills, is a trail head that leads through Dimond Canyon to Dimond Park.  I followed it for a bit and found this little bridge crossing what I think is Sausal Creek.  The trail descends steeply and cuts through redwood stands, wild berry brambles, and fern groves.  Oakland has a number of these natural preserves that survive in the midst of a decidedly urban setting.  I assume the bridge in "Bridgeview" is not the little footpath seen here.  Another day I'll follow the trail to its end and get a shot of the bridge it refers to.  For an array of bridges from around the world, visit «Louis'» Sunday Bridges Series.

16 comments:

  1. I like the mini water fall form the creek. Looks like a nice hide. Are you "feeling" the heat?

    We are getting very cold temperature, some people had ice formed over their windscreen this morning.

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  2. Toujours un peu aventureux et magique les sentiers dont on ne voit pas le bout , de découvertes en découvertes.
    De France , j"aime bien visiter les autres pays sachant que c'est top loin pour que j'y aille.
    Bonne journée.

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  3. it's great that this part of the creek was concreted to make it easier for hikers. cool place.

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  4. This little bridge is quite rustic, but I guess it does the job!

    We'll be waiting to see what the trail leads to!

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  5. Very nice - we could with a cool, shaded walk in the woods.

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  6. This is the kind of place I love to explore. I wonder who took the trouble to build this useful little bridge.

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  7. What a sweet little bridge--just enought to let the water through and for one to cross.

    BTW: Yes that is moss on the bridge. Up close it is very beautiful. MB

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  8. Beautiful shot! The fallen trees could be considered bridges, too :D

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  9. It´s just lovely!
    Thanks a lot for passing by my blog…
    Greetings from Argentina
    Elisa

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  10. What a charming little bridge!

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  11. WOW! Carolyn, you really have a talent for finding little gems in Oakland. «Louis» had no idea this was in the Oakland hills and he thanks you for this interesting contribution to Sunday Bridges.

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  12. We have the same theme posts for two memes: my bridge was also taken in the woodland park, except that one portion of the creek bed was dry. One the weekend reflection meme, I also posted a vintage car with reflections on the chrome.

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  13. What a great scene. Everything is so miniature and petite. Itty bitty waterfall, footpath and bridge. Nice green space.

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  14. I like it. Very small bridge :-)

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