Weekend Destination

I just realized I haven't done a hiking post with photos in a while. We had very mild temperatures in the area today, so my husband and I headed to Folsom Lake in Granite Bay. Lots of wildflowers and birds; we even spotted a blue-gray gnatcatcher on her nest (well, I spotted her and Tim identified her) on the trail to Beek's Bight.

Large parts of this park have been shuttered because of financial woes (or at least the access points and parking lots have) so the trails were the quietest we've seen them in years. If you don't count the bicyclists that come down the hills at breakneck speed. And by the way, in years past, the shoreline in this pic was about another 20-50 feet away:


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