“Stick to it,” said Peter; “everything has an end, and you get to it if you only keep on” — E. Nesbit in The Railway Children (1906)
Caples Lake at Carson Pass is a beautiful spot to escape from the heat of the Sacramento Valley — but be aware it’s a very popular location, and you’ll have a pretty long hike if you want to get away from other people and the sounds of civilization. Highway 88 runs right along the edge of the reservoir, so you’ll […]
Well, after a quick day trip up to Caples Lake yesterday, I can now report that I know where all the most bloodthirsty mosquitoes are hanging out. I foolishly forgot to take my insect repellant along, and those tiny flying vampires feasted heavily on me. There were other hungry insects along the lake shore as well — but luckily these […]
A lot of times when I’m out hiking I’ll hear or even see a lot of birds but don’t get a chance to capture them with my camera. Or if I do get a shot, it’s a type of bird I’ve seen so many times before I don’t get very excited — like the local doves, or Acorn Woodpeckers, or […]
Along both trails I found the American River, along with yellow flowers, insects, and piles of rocks. The wet, happy dog was a bonus! Negro Bar State Park, Sacramento County Magnolia Ranch, El Dorado County
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (and for the Lens Artist Challenge) this week is One Single Flower.
Monday morning on Mississippi Bar.
Busy Tree Swallows at the Magnolia Ranch trailhead, El Dorado County.