I see these little golden flowers, also called Madia elegans, nearly everywhere I hike around my area, but I never knew until now that rather than an invasive species they are native plants once used as a food source by the Pomo and Miwok tribes, among others.
I’d love to hear the tales these giant boulders might tell, if they could only speak…
I accidentally interrupted somebody’s breakfast this morning during my hike. After a minute or two, he decided he’d rather dine alone and moved around to the other side of the tree to finish his meal.
This spot along Hinkle Creek was a wonderful place to sit on a log and enjoy the shade on a warm July morning. I was only sorry I couldn’t stay longer — but I had a long hike ahead of me before I reached home. This bridge was built by volunteers, with donated materials.
It took me awhile, but I finally got around to exploring the nearby Hinkle Creek Trail. Over the last few years there’s been some controversy around a plan by the City of Folsom to build a road right through this small greenbelt for a sewer maintenance road. The plan called for ripping out as many as 250 mature oak trees […]
I celebrated July 4th by taking a hike along one of my favorite Lake Natoma trails. There are quite a few spots with overgrown weeds and berry bushes as well as poison oak; I had to negotiate fallen trees and trail damage from last winter’s storms. I rarely meet anyone else on the trail, and this morning I had it […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of April 12, 2017. Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise. I was hiking along a deserted dirt road at 6:30 in the morning and eyeing the blackberry bushes on my right, hoping to spot a sweet snack or two. I just happened to raise my glance […]