Historic foundations

Most anyone who rides or walks up the bike trail toward Beals Point at Folsom Lake will have noticed the old foundations (which I mentioned yesterday in my post here) off their left elbow, just before the trail really starts climbing. I’ve been fascinated by these ruins for years, but until reading Kevin Knauss’ blog post I never realized there […]

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Granite fence posts

One morning last month I hiked out in search of a group of historic foundations in the olive orchard across the American River from Folsom Prison. Since then I’ve been trying (without much luck) to find more information about the orchard and the buildings that once stood there. But just as the day was beginning to turn warm and I […]

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Fairy door

A little over a year ago I shared these images of a tiny door that I happened to notice while hiking along the bike trail near the city of Folsom. I thought it was delightful but had no idea who might have placed it there or why. I don’t hike that way very often, but whenever I did I’d look […]

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A small grass fire

I’m not sure when this burn happened, but I took this picture at the end of July. The blackened area continues south for several hundred yards, between the lake and the bike trail. I’m just grateful that fire crews arrived quickly enough to keep the fire from spreading any farther.

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