Log Bridges over the White River
|Directions to the Log Bridges over the White River: There are two logs that span the White River just below the confluence with Indian Creek. Here are directions for northbound and southbound hikers to find the logs.
Northbound: Cross Indian Creek on the bridge. On the left is a campsite. After the campsite, turn left off the trail and follow the direction of Indian Creek as it flows into the White River. There is a faint boot track about 10-20 feet from the creek's bank. Walking along you will discover a HUGE cedar and a hidden campsite. Go to the left of the cedar and down to the banks of the creek. You will see White River and the log crossing. We took the log with the branches sticking up--they provide convenient hand-holds. After you cross White River, DO NOT go in the direction of the log bridges. Instead, as soon as you pass some riverside brush, turn RIGHT and follow the White River downstream about 300 feet. Because of brush along the banks, you will have to hike about 10-15 feet away from the river. As you walk, look for a huge fallen cedar on the left that has twisted itself into an arch. Turn left (away from the river) and hike past that cedar. You will go slightly uphill. Look for two freshly sawn logs. They are on the side of the White River trail.
Southbound: Coming down from Boulder Pass you have a junction with the White River trail. About two miles after the junction, you will start to see the river on your right. Look for a large boulder on the left of the trail and two freshly sawn logs on the right of the trail, next to a pile of brush. Turn right and walk toward the river. You will pass a huge fallen cedar that has twisted itself into an arch. When you get to the river, the logs that span the river are on your right. After crossing, turn right and follow the White River bank to the confluence with Indian Creek. (Ignore other paths you see on the river bank before this spot.) Turn into the woods and find a large cedar with a hidden camp. Follow a boot track the parallels Indian Creek. In about 100 feet you will come to the trail.
|Tom crosses the White River on the log bridge.|
|Chuck crosses the White River on the log bridge.|