I’m not sure precisely when this bridge was constructed (although the sign below does give a hint, I suppose). I do recall that back in the 1980s when I used to hike out along New York Creek with the Big Guy to fish off the shore of Folsom Lake, the bridge did not yet exist. A lot can change in […]
Last Monday, I wrote about climbing up the trail at Mt Konocti; but of course that was only half the story. As I limped my way up the road (at an elevation of roughly 3500 feet) toward Mary Downen’s cabin, I was marveling at the view through the old orchard and down into the valley below. I happened to turn […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Point Your Camera Upwards.
I hiked up Mt Konocti alone, and I’ll admit there were a few moments when I wondered if I’d made a big mistake. It wasn’t that the trail was rough — but the climb was unrelenting, and I had to stop several times just to get my breath back. And then there was the pain in my left knee; it […]
The last time I hiked the Monte Vista Trail I chose the northern loop and wound up on top of Falcon Crest. It was early May a year ago, and the morning was cool, with clouds hiding the tops of the surrounding hills. This time I got a late start and the day was already warming up fast. I headed […]
In my brief visit to Rodman Slough County Park, I found only one fairly short trail, but it was a beautiful hike — and I had it all to myself. I started near the shore and climbed a series of switchbacks up to a ridge, which then took me down through the trees and back to the parking lot. I […]
I didn’t quite make it to the top of Mt Konocti, but it was still a great adventure and one of the best hikes I’ve ever done. Hopefully I’ll get another chance before too long.