Light in the forest

One great thing about being fairly disorganized is that now and again I’ll discover old photos that I’ve never shared on the blog before. Some of these files are actually hanging out, forgotten, in my WordPress media library. I’ve uploaded them with a post in mind and then for some reason decided not to use them. For example, this morning […]

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Oaks Nature Trail

This wasn’t exactly the trail I was looking for out at Peninsula Campground on Folsom Lake, but I’ll admit I enjoyed the quiet morning walk beneath the trees. It’s less than a mile in length and mostly flat, so a pretty easy hike. There are also plenty of interpretive signs, although those that aren’t shaded by the trees are showing […]

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Summer trails

I haven’t done as much hiking this summer as I normally do, but it’s still difficult for me to choose my favorite trail experience of the last few months. I always feel so much better just getting out of the house and amongst the trees; and if there’s water nearby, that’s even better. Manzanita wood:

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As old as time

One cool thing about living near the course of the American River is that it doesn’t take too much searching to find bedrock mortar sites. I’ve come across Indian grinding holes along both sides of Lake Natoma, on the shores of Folsom Lake, and on the banks of the South Fork of the American River. It never fails to thrill […]

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Riding dinosaurs

One of the cool things for kids (of all ages) at the Dave Moore Nature Area trail is hunting for toy dinosaurs along the one-mile loop. If you find one of these critters, you’re encouraged to relocate it for someone else to discover. On my first visit, I enjoyed exploring the trail but didn’t notice any dinosaurs. This time I […]

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Winter wandering

Some of my many images from the Beek’s Bight area of Folsom Lake. This occasion was a shore fishing trip in November 2015, in the middle of a six-year drought. I’ve applied some of the different creative filters available in PT Photo Editor, a free basic editing program that I’ve been using for quite awhile now.

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