Old Carrolton

Granite Bay State Recreation Area on Folsom Lake has so many places to hike! Last Tuesday I decided to explore the area known as Doton’s Point; despite the current name, this part of the lake was historically the site of Carrolton, a Gold Rush town on the North Fork of the American River.

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Mississippi pools

Mississippi Bar is very large, and these days most of it consists mainly of heaps of dredger tailings, trees of various sizes, and plenty of dirt trails. The area closest to the intersection of Main and Sunset avenues was occupied by Teichart Aggregates for many years; when the company moved out, they did quite a bit of re-landscaping to mitigate […]

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