I shot these pictures in late February this year while hiking along the shore of Folsom Lake near Doton’s Point (Granite Bay).
I love old lighthouses, and in this episode of California’s Gold Huell takes a trip to a very special historic lighthouse, the St George Reef Lighthouse. The site is nearly inaccessible and is definitely not a tourist destination — so it’s a real privilege to experience the sights and sounds, not to mention the view, of this incredible 19th Century […]
Throughout the last few years as I’ve been hiking the trails in my area, I’ve noticed some landmarking trends that seem to come and go in popularity. There was a time when I used to see stacks of rocks practically covering Mississippi Bar, and now (thankfully) I see them more rarely. Much less common but in some ways more interesting […]
In this adventure, Huell and Luis get a behind the scenes look at this engineering marvel. Miles of tunnels and millions of gallons of water make for an exciting day, but there is another aspect to the Shasta Dam – the human element. It is the people who built the dam, the people that poured concrete 24 hours a day […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Circles and Curves.
As we hiked out on Mississippi Bar recently, we found piles and piles of driftwood and debris that washed down into Lake Natoma during the winter storms. I’m not sure exactly where all this stuff came from, but there certainly is a lot of it. We also found a couple of carefully constructed driftwood “teepees” — as the Big Guy calls them — a perfect place to escape the bright morning sun and rest your legs for a few minutes before moving on. These structures remind me of the ones I saw out at Folsom Lake last September while hiking the sandy shore north of Beals Point.