A view from above:
Looking back to September 2019 and some beautiful little Lesser Goldfinches along the shore at Lake Natoma. I shot these pictures with a Nikon D3500 borrowed from the Library of Things at my local library.
If you take a drive along Auburn-Folsom Road, which roughly parallels the north fork of the American River, now part of Folsom Lake, you’ll find both small ranch properties and gated communities. This portion of the lake is located in Placer County and adjoins the growing communities of Granite Bay and Loomis. Most of the really posh multi-million dollar houses […]
Well, this is it — the final episode of Huell’s Alaska series. In this hour-long episode, he takes a tour of Glacier Bay, finally experiences some “typical Alaskan weather,” spots some amazing wildlife including puffins, mountain goats, and a bear, and chats with some kayak campers who traveled to the area for some up-close adventure in the wilderness of Glacier […]
We took a short trip back out to Folsom Lake this morning — a last chance to get outdoors ahead of a big storm that should be hitting our area before long. Though the skies were blue and cloudless as the day began, it wasn’t long before grey took over; and while the south wind wasn’t gusting too strongly yet, […]
July 1981 — I do remember a number of things about this summertime visit with my sister’s family in the San Diego area, partly because I’ve held onto my journal from that period. It tells me that I went along with my mom and my grandpa and we stayed from July 11th to the 18th (I think my dad must […]
Hiking along the shoreline at Folsom Lake, especially in the areas that are normally underwater, you never know what sort of fascinating landscape details you might find. I’m always especially curious about what’s inside those dark little caves and whether they’re naturally formed or man made.
I’ve written before about the various driftwood shelters to be found along the shores of Folsom Lake, like this one or this one. Or like the large one along the South Fork near Salmon Falls, which until now was my solid favorite. That changed a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled across an even more lovingly constructed shelter near […]
Here is a random collection of things that caught my eye over three separate visits to the same area of Folsom Lake, along the North Fork near the Narrows.