THE RIVER is a useful, informative and engaging guide to the South Fork of the Yuba River. This book includes 67 hikes, 16 maps and an array of photographs. The River is the result of 35 years of ramblings and research by Hank Meals.
This book also provides historical context to the river we hold so dear. Several of the trails shared in this book were used by the indigenous people of the area so many moons ago. Hank Meals also shares the legacy of this landscape - shaped by gold mining, transportation and water management interests.
The River contains a variety of suggested hikes, history, indigenous knowledge, anecdotes and experiences that sum up the South Fork Yuba River so well.