Shadow of the forest

It’s not every day that I get a chance to climb an honest-to-goodness mountain, and Mt Konocti had been beckoning to me for quite a long time. Once I learned about the Canyon oak grove and the ruins of an abandoned cabin along the trail, I was hooked. I had no idea of the amazing story behind this lonely cabin […]

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Park, undeveloped

I’ve never explored this wooded area on the west side of Main Avenue because I believed it was private property — until I noticed a brand new Orangevale Parks sign attached to the utility pole. This ravine, not far from the Rollingwood Athletic Club and right on the border between Orangevale and Fair Oaks, has also been the location of […]

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