Lost along the way

Over the years, I’ve come across quite a wide variety of stuff while hiking around Lake Natoma and my neighborhood; aside from the obvious food and drink trash that some people (sadly) leave behind, I’ve seen shoes, toys, game score cards, men’s suspenders (aka braces), a wheelbarrow, a coaster wagon, and various items of clothing. Sometimes it seems fairly obvious […]

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Black-tail doe

Last Wednesday after a rainy morning, the weather calmed down a bit, and I ventured out to do some exploring over the dredger tailings on Mississippi Bar. I saw only one or two other people in the hour or so I was there; but an alert doe took notice of my arrival. She seemed to be all alone, and she […]

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A blast from the past

A few days ago in a post, I mentioned that I wondered if the Orangevale Palisades had ever been the site of hydraulic gold mining. I’m now a bit embarassed to admit I must have at one time known the answer to that question and completely forgot. The information was right under my nose, posted clearly on a sign beside […]

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