With my pack on my back and Bug on my front in the "torture device" (Infantino Breathe front carrier), we headed down the trail towards the bridge. Although we had to take frequent breaks for her and to rest my shoulders, we made decent time. Considering she's only 5 months old, she did incredible. There were a few stops to feed, a couple diaper changes, and we only had two middle of the woods meltdowns. After a short N-A-P (she fights sleep something awful), she was refreshed and ready to conquer the unknown. And I must admit, there has been nothing in my life so awe-inspiring as holding my baby in my arms as she slept in a forest filled with mystery and curiosity.
Along the way, we encountered Echo Rock - which is being observed at the moment due to erosion. Be careful in this area and take time to read the sign. It's rather interesting.
The Big South Fork NRRA is known to be an awesome place for mountain bikes, and Tim and I have tried it out once before, too. It's great fun until you find the mud or sand pits in the trail, worse even when the horses have been through those areas.
Whipple Truss bridge used from 1915 to 1954. The Whipple Truss design is rare to find intact nowadays, so it's definitely worth the hike to view. At the bridge, Bug had to eat again, then we put her sandals on so she could stretch her legs by bouncing around on the ground.
And since I'm not good with the technicalities of the trail, here's a trail map that Tim put together for you.