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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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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Between two dams

This week I took advantage of the warmer weather to get out and have a look at Folsom Dam and Nimbus Dam. Even though the water releases aren’t nearly as dramatic right now as they were even a week ago, there is still a steady flow coming through the gates at both dams. With so much mountain snow yet to […]

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