Sweetwater Trail

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks, I’ve spent time with the Big Guy exploring the area around Sweetwater Creek, on the South Fork of Folsom Lake. The State Park access points along Salmon Falls Road have been closed (and remain so as I write this), but it’s still possible to find parking along the road near […]

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Sense of Smelling

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Sense of Smelling. The senses of smell and taste often are associated with each other.  Let’s nose around in our archives or sniff out new photos that are related to the sense of Smelling.  Be creative and have fun.

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Return to Salmon Falls

Earlier this week I returned with the Big Guy to the Sweetwater Creek area of the South Fork of the American River to continue our explorations of the Folsom Lake shoreline. We parked by the side of the road and quickly found a great trail that paralleled the creek for a ways. But the lake levels have risen quite a […]

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At the waterline, Part 2

I do not know what sort of building or buildings once stood on this site, on a point of land just north of where Sweetwater Creek enters Folsom Lake. This area is located on the South Fork of the American River near the Salmon Falls Bridge, and since the lake levels appeared to be rising on the day of this […]

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Sweetwater shelter

I’d been hiking north for more than an hour, and the day was getting pretty warm. In fact, the sun was high overhead, and my stomach was telling me it was time to take a break and eat my sandwich and drink some cool water. The trouble was, I was walking along the lakeshore below the tree level. There was […]

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Change of focus

I like the image above because, as well as offering a scenic look at Folsom Lake near Salmon Falls, it shows the contrast between trees at the beginning of their life, in their prime, and at the very end. Maybe it would have been a better shot if it showed all of the tree in the foreground; and of course […]

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