Crossing creeks

Lately I’ve been shooting a lot of spring wildflowers; but I’ve also been having a lot of fun shooting another springtime feature, the many small creeks that feed into Natoma and Folsom lakes. I can’t always find out the names of these tiny (and often temporary) waterways, and they’re not always easy to access — especially with so much poison […]

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Climbing hills

I don’t need a stair-climbing machine in my house to get a good workout; I can walk or drive a fairly short distance and find some great hills to climb. And the springtime, before the weeds dry out and become full of stickers, is a perfect time to enjoy some of these near-vertical trails. It also helps me keep some […]

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Outdoor fitness

When you live within walking distance of the bluffs in Orangevale, it’s kind of hard to come up with good excuses not to get outside and exercise (at least on days when the rain isn’t coming down sideways). It also helps that many of the trails will take you up and down hills, providing you with a good cardiovascular workout; […]

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Lake Berryessa

I spent last Friday with the Big Guy, driving to Lake Berryessa and doing a little exploring near the Smittle Creek trailhead. It was great to get away from home for awhile… although our day was marred by a few mishaps. On our way to the western shore of Berryessa, we missed our turnoff and drove all the way to […]

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