I spent the weekend in Sacramento with Ana and Charlotte. I love that my mom always seems to know what’s going on in the Sacramento area. She told me that remnants from an old gold mining town, Mormon Island, are currently exposed because Folsom Lake’s water levels are so low. You can read about it here, if you like.
The current level is at 17%. The level at the same time last year was at 57%.
I thought that sounded like an awesome day trip and since I lived in Folsom from 3rd to 8th grade, I always like going back to reminisce.
To see Mormon Island, you need to go to the Brown’s Ravine entrance. These first couple of pictures are from Beal’s Point, where you can’t see any of the remnants. But this is where we went when I was a kid to go swimming on hot summer days.
It’s a little hard to see but the dam itself is in the background. You can barely see water in the background too. It’s pretty sad.
No diving here.
And be safe, there’s no lifeguard on duty here.
We drove over the Brown’s Ravine (where you can walk down to the old town) but just looked around. The girls and I went back the next day with my dad. Blog post with pictures coming!
Here are the boat slips that should have boats tied to them.
Sacramento was breaking heat records this weekend (about 70 degrees) so we had to stop for some Wendy’s Frosties!
We also went to Barnes & Noble and we picked up some goodies. I’ve never seen Ultrarunning magazine! It’s been around since the 80’s. I’m no where near being an ultrarunner but it fascinates me and I love reading about it. I ended up not getting the Sacramento trail book. I need to do a little more research on that.
Do you live near an ocean or lake?
What’s the weather like where you are?
What’s your favorite hot weather treat?
What’s your favorite running magazine?