Outdoor fitness

When you live within walking distance of the bluffs in Orangevale, it’s kind of hard to come up with good excuses not to get outside and exercise (at least on days when the rain isn’t coming down sideways). It also helps that many of the trails will take you up and down hills, providing you with a good cardiovascular workout; […]

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Vivid

These brilliant flowers nearly leaped out at me as I passed by them on a cold and rainy day! I wasn’t sure my camera would accurately capture the rich red-orange of their petals, so I tried a few different angles to make sure and get it just right.

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Snake trail

A while ago I posted about the Apartment trail at the north end of the Orangevale Palisades. On the southern end of the bluffs is another trail that takes us down to Lake Natoma at Mississippi Bar. We’ve come to call this path the Snake trail because of the small rattlesnake we encountered there one summer day, many years ago. […]

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