California wildflowers

If I’m hiking near Lake Natoma or Folsom Lake in the springtime, there’s just no way I’m going to pass by the gorgeous wildflowers without making a photograph. Some of these flowers I’ve come to know by name, but others remain a mystery to me. I consider it a bonus if I can identify them online and find out that […]

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Old Carrolton

Granite Bay State Recreation Area on Folsom Lake has so many places to hike! Last Tuesday I decided to explore the area known as Doton’s Point; despite the current name, this part of the lake was historically the site of Carrolton, a Gold Rush town on the North Fork of the American River.

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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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