I’ll admit, a show about “old wood” doesn’t sound all that thrilling, but as usual Huell manages to come up with a fun as well as informational adventure. Originally aired in 2011, this episode of California’s Gold features two sites that I hope to visit in the future. First up, it’s a magnificent covered bridge in the Mother Lode town […]
I’ve visited the area around Clear Lake, California, quite a number of times over the past several years, and on so many of those trips I dearly wished I had the time to stop and explore Anderson Marsh State Park. This past May I finally managed to get there — in fact, I spent a couple of very enjoyable mornings […]
Coloma’s historic Pioneer Cemetery sits halfway up the hill between Highway 49 and the Marshall monument.
Salmon season is in full swing here in Northern California, and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery has been a very busy place lately. An impressive number of salmon are coming up the ladder this year, staff are hard at work with egg-taking, and visitors have been swarming the facility to watch all the activity. One of my vivid memories of childhood […]
As much as I love walking along the shores of Lake Natoma, it does make me rather sad to think of how the American River once flowed freely there, before the construction of Folsom Dam and Nimbus Dam. Like so many of our Northern California rivers and creeks, it was a prime spawning area for wild salmon; now we have […]