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Little Jaunt

Postby hemingray » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:04 pm

I thought I would take a little ride in the Tadpole Creek area. It's a small area off Foresthill Road almost to Robinson Flat. It's got a killer view of the North Fork American River Canyon. The bad news is that it was burned over in the 2009 Westville/Government Spring fire, but the good news is that the vistas are awesome. Someday I'm going to get up at oh-dark-thirty and go out to the point to see the sunrise from there.

BUT, the weather got the best of me, there was a thunderstorm overhead. I didn't get out to the point because it started to rain and thunder was rumbling and the area is really open with nothing. Still, I racked up a whole - 8 miles. But I actually logged some new miles on a road that I had not tried before. It's always nice to get out, no matter what.

Up on top, looking east.

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Love the rain like this.

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I found some carpenter ants hollowing out a gi-normous log - note they each have a little piece of wood and are tossing it out. (I estimated it was 400-500 years old by doing some counting. Kinda sad to realize some idiots caused a fire that took this tree out.)

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Back in the forest, I stopped....

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...to see these:

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Wherever I go, there I am

Paynes Creek 2016!

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Re: Little Jaunt

Postby silvertip » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:27 pm

Nice Pic. Dave. Glad you got out even if it was a short ride.

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Re: Little Jaunt

Postby EigerMike » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:23 pm

very nice dave!!!!!!!! :D sometimes those short rides are the best!
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