The last time I hiked the Monte Vista Trail I chose the northern loop and wound up on top of Falcon Crest. It was early May a year ago, and the morning was cool, with clouds hiding the tops of the surrounding hills. This time I got a late start and the day was already warming up fast. I headed […]
In my brief visit to Rodman Slough County Park, I found only one fairly short trail, but it was a beautiful hike — and I had it all to myself. I started near the shore and climbed a series of switchbacks up to a ridge, which then took me down through the trees and back to the parking lot. I […]
It’s a little discouraging at this point in the year to see Folsom Lake’s level has dropped so low; but on the positive side, low water makes it much easier to explore the remnants of settlement that once existed along the banks of the American River. I’ve seen most of these ruins around Beek’s Bight before, but visiting the foundations […]
It’s not every day that I get a chance to climb an honest-to-goodness mountain, and Mt Konocti had been beckoning to me for quite a long time. Once I learned about the Canyon oak grove and the ruins of an abandoned cabin along the trail, I was hooked. I had no idea of the amazing story behind this lonely cabin […]
… but I’m not really complaining!
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
This episode of California’s Gold from 2003 features two very special old barns. The Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo has been given a brand new life; while the restoration efforts were well underway at the time of Huell’s visit, the work continued on the barn and surrounding buildings for the next 16 years and finally opened to the public […]