I've been speaking with Jenia nearly every day, today she should be moved to a physical therapy facility where she can stay and get physical therapy. The goal is to get her strong enough so that she can start radiation and chemotherapy for her bone cancer. She used homeopathic remedies go battle breast cancer and she wrote about that over the last few years on her blog, more about Jenia here.
When I spoke with her on Saturday and was trying to decide what workout I should do, and mentioned the hike and bike ride nearby, she said "Go!" So I made this video for her.
The Euchre Bar trail is in the Tahoe National Forest in Placer County, California, USA.
I did this video for my friend Jenia (pronounced Jena or Gina) because she is stuck in a hospital bed with stage 4 bone cancer. When I chatted with her on the phone that morning, she said “Go do things while you can!” Tomorrow is not promised.
I did the hike for Jenia and anyone interested in the hike, as well as to help people who are unable to make this sort of trek to have a glimpse of it, through the eyes of a 60 year old female with sciatic who knows how precious it is to be able to walk while she can.
More stats on this hike on the day of the video are on my strava profile.
A week prior I had done the same hike with many pictures at various points along the Euchre Bar Trail, on May 11 2021, also on my Strava profile. It's neat because Strava put the location of these pictures on the map where they were taken.
The trail dates back to the California Gold Rush. Euchre was a card game popular with the early miners.
At the river, one can find remnants of buildings, ditches, and old mining equipment.
A bridge, built in 1965, crosses the river. The main trail continues upriver 2.5 miles to Humbug Bar.
The suspension bridge at Euchre Bar taken on May 11, 2021
At Euchre Bar, there are many side trails and old ditches to explore. The beautiful emerald pools of the river, although cold, are irresistible on a hot day. There are several nice campsites, and the fishing is good. The more adventuresome will find as much as they can handle in this rugged wilderness by exploring the various side canyons or scrambling in the main river gorge.
This picture is on Iron Point Road.
The dirt road I was walking in the video started as Casa Loma Road and at the hairpin turn where the Euchre bar trail sign was seen turns into Rawhide Mine Road.
A cool page with information on the Rawhide mine with an interactive map so you can see where it’s located near the Euchre bar trail.
Euchre Bar Trail
There is a cool experience someone had hiking this trail and continuing onto the other side, written on The Union.
Another article with beautiful pictures and descriptions where they wrote about the suspension bridge.
The pictures in this post right here are all taken by me. This hike was on Saturday. Today is Monday. So, off I go back to my studies.
Happy Monday! Remember that all food you get to eat today is a blessing, and any exercise you get to do is a blessing!
Taken on the Euchre Bar suspension bridge on May 11 2021