On labor day we went to explore the American River Confluence for the first time. It is such a cool area and I want to go back and explore more! After hiking around a little bit we found a secluded spot underneath a bridge, and after a climb down a treacherous goat path that Sol discovered (and led the way down, of course) , we found a perfect little beach right by the river. There were some cool old railroad ties or mining equipment under that portion of the river that were also neat to play on. We had a great day hanging out by the river with Mark, Lindsey and the dogs.