I encountered this little guy one morning as I was hiking along Slate Bar in Folsom; he sat frozen in the same posture for so long I was beginning to half wonder if someone had lost their chocolate Easter bunny. I camera stalked him for nearly 30 minutes, taking one verrrrry slow step at a time while shooting almost continuously. […]
When I visited Anderson Marsh State Historic Park (links to PDF) on a Wednesday afternoon last week, I pretty much had the place all to myself, at least when it came to humans. Even though the temperature was pretty warm, I couldn’t resist checking out at least one of the many hiking trails; so I chose the trail that led […]
NOTE: This post contains some pictures of a rattlesnake; I’ve located those at the end of the post, along with an additional warning, so if you’d rather not look at snakes, feel free to read on down until you see the warning sign below! Google is a little bit confused about the name and location of this particular hiking trail; […]
It’s difficult to have a bad morning when your path leads you through brightly colored wildflowers and underneath shady oaks.
This morning was beautifully overcast before the sun finally won out over the clouds, a little before noon. I was hiking the Monte Vista Trail near Salmon Falls on the South Fork of the American River. There were loads of yellow and purple wildflowers (along with the ever-present poison oak), and the views were pretty nice, too!
It wasn’t all that long ago when I featured Huell Howser’s visit to the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park as my Wednesday post; at that time I mentioned it was on my list of places I definitely wanted to see for myself. Well, I finally got my chance last week! I actually visited the park on two separate days because […]
Awhile back I covered the episodes from Huell Howser’s Road Trip series in which he visited the five corners of the California. Today, Huell undertakes an investigation to find the geographic center of the state — which turns out to be a little more complicated than you might expect! Huell travels in search of the geographic center of our state […]
California asters (and beetles) at Slate Bar on the American River in Folsom.