Escape to the lake

Like many of you, I’m spending most of my time at home these days. Although I live within walking distance of some lovely, scenic trails, they’ve become so crowded lately, seven days a week, that it seems safer and less stressful to stay away. However, one day last week I did go out to Folsom Lake with the Big Guy; […]

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Birds in springtime

This morning we managed to find a spot out at Folsom Lake where very few other people were hiking, and the birds were in abundance. The best part was that, with no boats on the water and minimal vehicle traffic on the roads, it was possible to fully enjoy the sounds of nature on this warm spring day.

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New York Creek bridge

I’m not sure precisely when this bridge was constructed (although the sign below does give a hint, I suppose). I do recall that back in the 1980s when I used to hike out along New York Creek with the Big Guy to fish off the shore of Folsom Lake, the bridge did not yet exist. A lot can change in […]

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And back down again

Last Monday, I wrote about climbing up the trail at Mt Konocti; but of course that was only half the story. As I limped my way up the road (at an elevation of roughly 3500 feet) toward Mary Downen’s cabin, I was marveling at the view through the old orchard and down into the valley below. I happened to turn […]

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