From above

I’ve been climbing an awful lot of hills on my hikes lately, but that’s partly because the view is so much better from up high. Here are a few of the literally breath-taking sights I saw when I spent the afternoon wandering along the bluffs in Fair Oaks a couple of days ago.

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Old Carrolton

Granite Bay State Recreation Area on Folsom Lake has so many places to hike! Last Tuesday I decided to explore the area known as Doton’s Point; despite the current name, this part of the lake was historically the site of Carrolton, a Gold Rush town on the North Fork of the American River.

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Between two dams

This week I took advantage of the warmer weather to get out and have a look at Folsom Dam and Nimbus Dam. Even though the water releases aren’t nearly as dramatic right now as they were even a week ago, there is still a steady flow coming through the gates at both dams. With so much mountain snow yet to […]

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March on Hinkle Creek

It’s been quite a long time since I visited Hinkle Creek; today seemed like the perfect day to go. The sun was shining, and I wanted to get out of the house for a bit even though I’m still nursing sore muscles from my recent outings. The trail isn’t much more than a mile long and most of it is […]

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Big rock

This morning I went for a hike near Doton’s Point on the western shore of Folsom Lake. This feels like a fairly isolated area — at least during the week, at this time of year — although in truth there are quite a few upscale neighborhoods just out of sight, up among the trees and hills lining this edge of […]

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