If you’d like to get at least some hint of what the American River looked like prior to the building of Folsom Dam, try hiking the shore in the area between Sweetwater Creek and the New Salmon Falls Bridge (built in 1953) during the late fall/early winter season. The area is certainly more picturesque in the springtime; but if you […]
The old Salmon Falls Bridge, on the South Fork of the American River, is visible only during the winter and when Folsom Lake water levels drop.
We spent a few days at the coast back in early September, and one afternoon our explorations took us along a quiet trail north of Stump Beach to Chinese Gulch. I’ve already shared a few of my photos from that hike, but there was so much more. Not too long after we crossed the wooden bridge, we found the trail […]
One of my favorite local bridges, located just below Greenback Lane near the “new” Lake Natoma Crossing.
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 […]
Whenever I get the chance to travel between Sacramento and San Francisco on the train, I can never resist taking pictures out the window — especially where the tracks run along the shoreline of Suisun and San Pablo bays. There’s usually something interesting to see!
My next batch of slides date from 1956 and start with a trip to San Francisco. I originally shared these images back in January 2017 (see Memory Monday, Week 8). In that previous post I wrote about the long history of the Red and White Fleet; even today their boats cruise San Francisco Bay, setting out from Fisherman’s Wharf and […]
I still have too many of those days when dragging myself out of the house for a walk feels like more trouble than it’s worth; I’ll tell myself I’ve hiked the same old trails so many times that there’s nothing new or interesting to see. It’s true, I don’t always come home with a bunch of great images on my […]