I hiked a bit at Folsom Lake yesterday for the first time in a while.
The lake level is still pretty high at 447.89 feet MSL (136.5m), down from over 460 ft in early June but still lots of water and less beach.
I parked at Beek’s Bight, which is still well flooded, and headed north but I didn’t get very far.
The trail was largely submerged and huge granite boulders blocked my way next to the water, making me scramble over and around several piles before I gave up.
My replaced right hip joint works pretty well one year post surgery, but I think about falls more now and discretion has replaced valor.
So I hiked back after only an hour, with a layer of cottonwood fluff on me from scrambling around and under trees and driftwood, with the stuff floating around and sticking.
Stopped at Oak Point and Granite Beach, taking pictures until I got famished. Beautiful white DG sand on most of the beaches.
Hiked up the bluff above Granite Beach to shoot toward the dam. Lots of water, I imagine lots of fish, and very few visitors since school started.
A good time to visit, only a few obnoxious jet skis fouling the air, water and quiet.
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