The Adventure Continues… Mule Days

I’ve developed a serious appreciation for mules ever since reading Rinker Buck‘s book The Oregon Trail, in which he describes how he and his brother traversed the 2,000 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, to Portland, Oregon, in a covered wagon pulled by three unforgettable mules — Jake, Beck, and Bute. So I couldn’t help enjoying this episode of California’s Gold, […]

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Dangerous waters

The weather has been warmer for a couple of days, which should be good news — but my morning hike was overshadowed by sadness this morning. Apparently a 13- or 14-year-old boy, out enjoying the warm weather on Sunday evening, jumped off one of the rocks into Lake Natoma below the Rainbow Bridge (seen above) and never resurfaced.  The water is very […]

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Doggy Day at Denio’s

Last weekend I was lucky enough to catch some of the festivities at the Roseville auction grounds when they held a dog fashion show and dachshund races. I was still getting over my head cold, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to drive out there and see the dogs and their owners having fun. Most of the dogs got into […]

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Moonlight Sonata

Last Saturday night I walked over to the bluffs that overlook Lake Natoma and the city of Folsom, and I waited for the full moon to rise.  I knew with my small hand-held camera I’d have trouble getting clear images.  I didn’t care — I had to at least try. It was chilly, but I was alone in the dark […]

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