I was out roaming the trails today after the rain stopped and ended up down by the bridges in the Edsel Ford Historic Nature Area. One of those bridges is always dry underneath (The Dry Bridge). Another, The Covered Bridge, is almost always dry underneath, too. The remaining two, however, The Moss Bridge and The Nail Bridge, have always been laying in the water, or even under water once.
The entire pond complex around the bridges has completely dried up, leaving just mud, which is probably just the result of the heavy rain the last few days. I actually walked right beside the bridges along the pond bottom. Very strange, indeed. It does give you a better chance to see the construction, however.
Other than maybe a little rain tonight, there’s no rain at all in the forecast for the rest of the week, so by the time we lead the first-ever group out there on Saturday, we may all be able to get across the pond bottoms and get a good look at these structures originally built for exclusive use by Edsel Ford, his family, and their guests. There’s also plenty of big mushrooms out there (at least there were Friday and today) and the leaves are even starting to turn. It should be a great hike.