While we’re still waiting on cleanup and repairs to the bike trail after the blockage caused by the winter storms of early 2017, here’s a look back at some previous damage I had nearly forgotten about. Back in January 1995, I took a stroll with the Big Guy and our friend Dan to check out the aftereffects of a big storm. On that occasion, the heavy rains flooded Gold Creek and came cascading down toward Negro Bar. There was collapse along the edge of Greenback Lane (on the bluffs above the state park), and a wide portion of the bike trail was washed away.
The rest of January 1995’s storm damage was comparitively minor and was cleaned up pretty quickly. Our bike trail along the edge of Lake Natoma is a wonderful resource, but I don’t think we fully appreciate it until something bad happens!