Storm Damage revisited

It’s now been six months since rock slides closed the popular section of the American River Bike Trail just south of Negro Bar, and there’s still no firm date on when it might reopen. I first wrote about the closure just a few days after the slides happened in my post Storm Damages. And even though three months ago I […]

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At daybreak

Ever since the rock/mud slides along the bike trail near Negro Bar last January, I’ve really been missing my morning walks along the lake shore. I’ve seen a number of walkers and cyclists breeze past the warning signs and the barrier walls seemingly without a second thought, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do the same. I stayed back […]

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Two big birds

Turkey vultures aren’t the most attractive birds, but they do play an important role in the environment by cleaning up recently dead carrion. And there is something fairly dignified in the way they survey the landscape from above. I’m never sure, whenever I see Canada geese gathered alongside the bike trail, whether they’ll stand there calmly and let me pass […]

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From under the weather

The theme this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is View from the Back, Bottom, or Underneath. You can take photos of anything as long as we are seeing the back, underneath or bottom.  I have always found flower backs to be fascinating.  The back of a statue instead of the typical front or side views.  The tail lights of […]

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A long view

A little over a week ago, I posted photos of a few people ignoring the trail closure signs following damage to the bike trail near Negro Bar.  I’ve since learned from the great people at Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma (FOLFAN) that the slide area isn’t likely to be repaired right away. From their February newsletter: For now park management […]

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Storm damages

I’m going to blame our recent series of storms for the fact I haven’t been venturing out for my usual morning hikes lately.  So I haven’t yet had a first-hand view of the big rock and mud slide that closed the bike trail near Negro Bar four days ago.  (Yesterday the Big Guy reported the trail was still completely blocked.) It wasn’t […]

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