Afternoon at Beek’s Bight

In the midst of an abnormally dry January and February, the water level at Folsom Lake is currently lower than at this point in the past two years. Still, recreational users are accustomed to seeing the exposed rocks and muddy lake bed every winter; and on this sunny afternoon in mid February there were plenty of hikers, cyclists, and people […]

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January at Negro Bar

One of my favorite trails through the state park runs parallel to (and just a stone’s throw from) very busy Greenback Lane; and yet if I can get out early enough it can be a great place to snack on juicy blackberries, listen to all sorts of bird songs, encounter some Valley Quail, or maybe even spot a blacktail buck. […]

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Return to Slate Bar

It’s been awhile since I hiked up to Slate Bar, but a warmish day in January (I actually wore shorts) seemed like the perfect time to go back. I was able to get off the paved bike trail and away from the seemingly endless stream of walkers and cyclists, at least for a little while. “This bar was located just […]

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