Channel surfing

This morning I ventured out to the dredger tailings on Mississippi Bar hoping to spot some deer. Although I did manage to catch a glimpse of a buck and a few does, none stuck around long enough for me to point my camera at them. So instead I found myself exploring a dry creekbed that runs through the tailings. The […]

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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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Peanut Point

Today I spent my afternoon hiking at Folsom Lake, from Brown’s Ravine boat ramp to Peanut Point and then back again. That’s roughly a 10-mile hike, and I sat down only twice — once to eat my lunch around noon, and again on the way back, when I tried to cross the creek and slipped on the wet rocks. (On […]

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Shelters adrift

Throughout the last few years as I’ve been hiking the trails in my area, I’ve noticed some landmarking trends that seem to come and go in popularity. There was a time when I used to see stacks of rocks practically covering Mississippi Bar, and now (thankfully) I see them more rarely. Much less common but in some ways more interesting […]

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