The Adventure Continues… Wawona

Huell discovers what it was like to visit Yosemite, including the historic Wawona Hotel, in the 19th & early 20th centuries. Yosemite National Park has seen quite a lot of changes over the years since its creation in 1864.  Most recently, the historic Wawona Hotel in the southern portion of the park changed hands and — ever since March 2016 […]

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On the art of stacking rocks

Recently one of my fellow bloggers, MickETalbot, shared an image on his blog of one rock perched precariously atop another and this comment: Apart from my family I don’t personally know of anybody else who plays at rock balancing. None of them, or myself, have managed 3 high, still trying though. I live near and hike a lot in areas with […]

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Suburban Deer

As I’m sure I have said before, the American River Parkway is an amazing green space in the middle of sprawling urban and suburban development.  To quote from a wonderful little book titled The Lower American River,  Prehistory to Parkway: It preserves a precious open space greenbelt through a largely metropolitan area with a population of more than 1.3 million […]

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Cruisin’ in the Delta

I’ve already posted about the day I spent in the Delta on a boat looking for bass — my response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Quest, is here, and there are plenty of other Quests to be found here. But it occurred to me that riding in a bass boat, capable of traveling upwards of 50 miles per hour over the water, is something that a lot of people probably haven’t done.  I thought it might be fun to try and share the experience, or at least some of it. I don’t have a GoPro camera, just my phone.  And trust me, I was hanging onto it for dear life!  I hope you enjoy the video.

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WPC: Quest

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of September 23, 2016. What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera. Last Friday morning I headed out with The Big Guy to the California Delta to hunt for bass.  He has a very big fishing tournament coming up in a few weeks, and his Quest is to […]

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