Sunday morning hike

The temperature was perfect for hiking this morning, as I joined a few fellow nature lovers from FOLFAN (Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma) on a trek to Avery’s Pond and Miners Ravine on the North Fork of the American River. We were led by the group’s vice-president Linda McDonald. Even though I’ve done this hike a number of times in the past, it was great to hear Linda sharing her knowledge of the area’s rich history.

Two of the Indian bedrock mortars visible in the left foreground

Red-eared slider

American Coot

Folsom Lake water levels are low as we head toward winter

Even the horses’ watering trough was bone dry!

Fallen manzanita beside the trail

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