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 […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Yellow.
I found a series of colorful but rather plaintive handwritten notes lying along the ground this morning as I hiked down the Pioneer Express Trail toward Negro Bar.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Numbers or Letters.
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 […]
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 […]
I have no idea why someone decided to plant a flag atop of this pile of dredger tailings at Mississippi Bar. But I was happy to see it, because it was completely unexpected — and gave me a good excuse to climb to the top and check out the somewhat dreary landscape.