Apartment trail

I’ve hiked this short section of the Pioneer Express Trail many, many times; it takes me from the top of the bluff, historically known as the Orangevale Palisades, down into Negro Bar State Park and the northern shore of Lake Natoma. The Big Guy calls it the Apartment trail because there’s an apartment building not far away from where I […]

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Historic foundations

Most anyone who rides or walks up the bike trail toward Beals Point at Folsom Lake will have noticed the old foundations (which I mentioned yesterday in my post here) off their left elbow, just before the trail really starts climbing. I’ve been fascinated by these ruins for years, but until reading Kevin Knauss’ blog post I never realized there […]

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Not just turkeys

Have you ever heard that witty comment, “It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys”? I guess you could say I felt a little bit like that on my hike the other day; everywhere I went I seemed to run into mobs of wild turkeys — and they weren’t too thrilled to see me, either. And then, […]

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