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Old Middle Fork

Two miles above Rio Vista on the Sacramento River you’ll find the entrance to Steamboat Slough. This 11-mile-long waterway was originally called the Middle Fork of the Sacramento River; but by the 1860s it had become the preferred route of  impatient steamship captains because it was shorter and easier to navigate than the main river course. I’ve written before about […]

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Two seasons

I used the same camera and tried to find the same spot where I was standing in March 2019; but after a few minutes of hiking around under the warm midday sun (and trying to avoid the small groups of sunseekers heading for the water’s edge), I lined up the profile of the foothills as best I could and headed […]

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Steamboat Slough

The Sacramento Delta is huge, and there’s plenty to explore, either by boat or by car. Yesterday afternoon I went for a drive with the Big Guy down to an area north of Isleton and Rio Vista; we found some quiet, peaceful spots, and now I’m looking forward to going back to do some more exploring.

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