Nimbus Fish Hatchery

This morning I paid a visit to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery and hiked around both sides of Nimbus Dam. My main reason was to get some pictures of the weir, which guides salmon and steelhead into the fish ladder. Because of all the rain and snow we’ve had this winter, the gates are open at Nimbus (as well as Folsom […]

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Trail color

I see plenty of these tiny red plants popping up from between rocks on the Mississippi Bar trail, but I haven’t been able to identify them. They start out green and then transition to bright red, and they’re so small — no more than 1 mm across — that I’ve had a hard time getting down to shoot them. But […]

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Mr. Coyote

This was my first time spotting a coyote in the wild! I went hiking on Mississippi Bar this afternoon and was just turning toward home — there he was. Although I noticed a few other people out enjoying the day, they all seemed blind to the fact they were walking past this big guy standing in the middle of the […]

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Lost in Cabela’s

I’ve written before about visiting the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth. It’s become a bit of a Christimas tradition for the Big Guy to make a stop there to shop for fishing equipment. This year I was surprised to find myself in parts of the store completely new to me — a huge aquarium and a separate alcove that rivals […]

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