Toward McVicar and back

With this post, I’m concluding my series of posts covering my hikes at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park in early May of this year. After I had crossed the flats and circled around to the back of the ridge, I happened across a trail sign pointing the way toward McVicar. Although I wasn’t quite sure what/where McVicar was — and […]

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Anderson Flats Trail

The morning after I had visited the Anderson Ranch and hiked along Cache Creek, I returned to the park to explore more of the trails in this beautiful landscape. I wasn’t completely sure where I was going, but I tried to follow the signs toward the ridge, thinking I might find a nice view of Clear Lake or even just […]

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Morning fog

This morning was beautifully overcast before the sun finally won out over the clouds, a little before noon. I was hiking the Monte Vista Trail near Salmon Falls on the South Fork of the American River. There were loads of yellow and purple wildflowers (along with the ever-present poison oak), and the views were pretty nice, too!

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March on Hinkle Creek

It’s been quite a long time since I visited Hinkle Creek; today seemed like the perfect day to go. The sun was shining, and I wanted to get out of the house for a bit even though I’m still nursing sore muscles from my recent outings. The trail isn’t much more than a mile long and most of it is […]

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Snake trail

A while ago I posted about the Apartment trail at the north end of the Orangevale Palisades. On the southern end of the bluffs is another trail that takes us down to Lake Natoma at Mississippi Bar. We’ve come to call this path the Snake trail because of the small rattlesnake we encountered there one summer day, many years ago. […]

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