Airborne

What happens when you surprise a couple of does on your morning walk? If you’re lucky, they stand around for a few minutes, staring at you and trying to decide what their next move should be. These two girls seemed inclined to carry on as before, picking their way up the hill to my left — until they suddenly heard […]

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Walking distance

I still have too many of those days when dragging myself out of the house for a walk feels like more trouble than it’s worth; I’ll tell myself I’ve hiked the same old trails so many times that there’s nothing new or interesting to see. It’s true, I don’t always come home with a bunch of great images on my […]

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Morning fog

This morning was beautifully overcast before the sun finally won out over the clouds, a little before noon. I was hiking the Monte Vista Trail near Salmon Falls on the South Fork of the American River. There were loads of yellow and purple wildflowers (along with the ever-present poison oak), and the views were pretty nice, too!

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Mormon Island Wetlands State Park

A little over a week ago, I finally went to check out this very low-profile state park located along Green Valley Road in Folsom. There are no interpretive signs or even an obvious entrance. I’m still not sure of the exact boundaries of the park; I followed a rather muddy trail that paralleled Green Valley Road for quite a ways, […]

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