2017, American River, August, Kayaking, Summer 2017 Activities

Water level much higher in Folsom Lake compared to 2015

I took this picture on September 7th of 2015 just up river from the Salmon Falls Rd bridge on the edge of the South Fork of the American River.   These 2 were taken the same day just down river from the same bridge. I saw this water wheel on Google Maps and wanted to see if it was still there. Sure enough it was. I took this picture from my kayak This last Sunday the 20th of August, 2017 just up river from the same bridge. See how much more water there is in Folsom Lake? The next 2…

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2017, American River, August, Fitness, Hiking

North Fork American River hike 8/12/2017

This was my most strenuous hike yet. I didn’t plan it to be but I didn’t know I was going to hike on the wrong side of the river. After going so far I didn’t want to go back the way I came since I could see a trail on the South side. But I had to go farther up river than I realized before I could cross it without getting into water above my knees. The beauty is all around you though and hard to convey.