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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Freel Peak in the Fall

There were so many reasons why yesterday was such a special day to hike Freel Peak.  The fall air was clear and cool ~ about 45 degrees at the start.  The sky was as blue as I've ever seen it, with it's color magnified against the green of the cedars, spruce and pine tress.  There had been recent precipitation invigorating the aroma of nature and leaving just a dusting of snow at the higher elevations.

We began our journey at the dead end of Oneidas Street in South Lake Tahoe, which is about 4.5 miles from Pioneer Trail.  There is a trailhead just to the right of the forest service gate directing you to the Armstrong Trail.  It's a gentle 4 mile hike through open forested terrain to Armstrong Pass which overlooks Highway 89 and Luther Pass.  This is a great spot to take a break and drink in the long range views.


It's also here at the pass that the trail forks in three directions.  We stayed hard left to continue on to Freel Peak.


The terrain on this next 3 mile segment changes to a more open landscape with old growth cedars and large granite outcroppings.  The views across the Washoe basin and Angora Ridge are wonderful with the giant Tallac as a back drop.  After climbing from about 8,700' to 9,700' we were soon we at the saddle below Freel.  There are spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the back side of Heavenly.  



This is a good place to rest before taking on the 1 mile trek up to Freel Peak which is at 10,800'.


For our return trip, we opted for a lesser used trail which runs directly down the west side of the saddle along the drainage.  It reminds me of walking down a sand dune.  It is initially steep and deep sandy soil, but it levels out to a manageable down hill trail meandering through wonderful Aspen groves that we plan to visit again in a couple of weeks.  Although the initial descent is is tough, it's worth it to only have to walk about 3 miles back to the car.


Being a weekday, we came across only a few mountain bikers and 1 other hiker out taking advantage of the tranquility. 


All in all, it was a superb day!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

5 September Home Improvement Projects From Bob Vila

I loved this article from Bob Villa.  Not that I have the time to do any of it, but I am updating my bathrooms this fall to be ready for the holidays.  If I get a free hour, I might also try the saving seeds from my vegetable garden since it was so productive this year!

5 September Home Improvement Projects From Bob Villa

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just Sold!!! 4420 Spring Meadow Road Cameron Park, El Dorado County CA

Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and Rescue Homes Sales - August 2013

44 homes in Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and Rescue sold during the month of August.  The average size was 2,121 sq' and the average price/sq' was $187.04.


4094 Haven Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8438  $ 154,000.00
2854 ROLLS Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 175,000.00
3040 GRANADA Ct #32 Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 205,000.00
2684 Royal Park Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9218  $ 240,500.00
3118 Quad Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9060  $ 243,000.00
5020 Holly Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8395  $ 260,000.00
3625 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8209  $ 262,500.00
3733 Los Santos Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8645  $ 263,500.00
2533 Eagle Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9228  $ 267,000.00
3604 Ravenwood Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 279,000.00
2607 Starbuck Rd Rescue, CA 95672  $ 290,000.00
3127 Cambridge Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9124  $ 300,000.00
3310 Rolls Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9244  $ 300,000.00
3900 Rustic Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9009  $ 302,304.00
2824 Alhambra Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 305,000.00
4872 Canfield Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-7312  $ 309,000.00
5660 COYOTE PASS Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9312  $ 315,000.00
4580 RIDGE Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $ 330,000.00
3169 GATEWAY Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 342,000.00
4300 Greenstone Rd Placerville, CA 95667-8246  $ 345,000.00
4005 Black Oak Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9477  $ 345,000.00
3675 CHELSEA Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 369,000.00
2885 Aquamarine Cir Rescue, CA 95672-9307  $ 369,500.00
3851 Spinel Circle Rescue, CA 95672  $ 370,000.00
2719 Justin Woods Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-7804  $ 380,000.00
4261 Gailey Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-4116  $ 383,250.00
4840 Evanwood Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9356  $ 385,000.00
3078 Pasada Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9117  $ 395,000.00
2848 Holly Hills Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9077  $ 397,000.00
4300 Alcadar Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-4047  $ 401,000.00
3914 Rustic Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8519  $ 402,500.00
1850 Delphina Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8963  $ 405,000.00
2954 OAKLEAF Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 410,000.00
3454 Jose Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 433,000.00
3820 Brahma Cir Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9377  $ 442,500.00
3741 LOMA Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $ 455,000.00
2155 Alpine View Dr Rescue, CA 95672-9434  $ 475,000.00
4501 Meadow Cir Rescue, CA 95672  $ 475,000.00
4501 Flying C Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9643  $ 619,000.00
7341 Chaparral Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8002  $ 650,000.00
4220 MEADOW Cir Rescue, CA 95672-9324  $ 658,000.00
3720 Murphy Ranch Rd Placerville, CA 95667-8743  $ 699,900.00
4373 BARNETT RANCH Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $ 755,600.00
6621 Heffrin Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-5117  $ 920,000.00

El Dorado Hills, CA Home Sales - August 2013

85 homes sold in El Dorado Hills during the month of August.  The average size was 3,013 sq' and the average price/sq' was $194.75.


2230 Valley View #234 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    200,000.00
2230 Valley View Pkwy #916 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5598  $    250,000.00
1536 Lakehills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    265,000.00
4221 Brisbane Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5311  $    315,000.00
1802 Darwin El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    335,000.00
3805 Park Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4568  $    340,000.00
3202 Woedee Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7502  $    345,000.00
4916 Concordia Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5561  $    350,000.00
977 King George El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    350,000.00
2750 King Edward Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4110  $    375,000.00
2846 Burnett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4330  $    384,000.00
1055 Saint Andrews Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    385,000.00
4206 Torrazzo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5444  $    390,000.00
3930 Magnolia Hills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6559  $    390,000.00
6063 Brogan Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5458  $    402,000.00
1300 Villagio Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5530  $    410,000.00
3271 Stonehurst Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    412,500.00
2599 Pendleton Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4005  $    415,000.00
7526 Doe Spring Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5017  $    416,500.00
5090 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    418,000.00
3546 Keswick Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7851  $    420,000.00
505 Kirkwood Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    428,000.00
4025 Alamo Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    431,000.00
3276 Stonehurst Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7626  $    435,000.00
3329 RIDGEVIEW Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    440,000.00
1996 Ahoy Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    457,000.00
2581 Pendleton Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4005  $    457,000.00
304 Endless Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7547  $    475,000.00
2116 Summer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6311  $    475,000.00
4218 Rimini Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    482,000.00
8043 Murcia Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5417  $    485,000.00
5176 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    485,000.00
7400 Grassy Creek El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5033  $    489,000.00
3012 Hammond Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5205  $    490,000.00
4280 Arenzano Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5430  $    490,000.00
4085 David Loop El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9549  $    495,000.00
2038 Ranch Bluff Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5005  $    510,000.00
2180 Summer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6312  $    511,000.00
3070 Montrose Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9677  $    520,000.00
2019 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5200  $    529,000.00
2516 Kennedy Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7810  $    535,000.00
2218 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5212  $    535,000.00
8733 Snow Fall Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5014  $    535,000.00
1137 Turquoise El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    539,000.00
2511 Belmont Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    555,000.00
5015 Estero Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7530  $    555,000.00
2063 Summer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6310  $    555,000.00
2236 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5212  $    559,000.00
797 Mast Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    560,000.00
3614 sebastian ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    565,000.00
2334 Picasso Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5234  $    566,131.00
1160 Turquoise Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4343  $    567,000.00
636 Armsmere Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7684  $    579,000.00
2660 Carnelian Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    580,000.00
1602 Barcelona Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    585,000.00
2046 Lamego Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    595,000.00
3191 Montrose Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    599,000.00
2002 Sheffield Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    631,000.00
1973 Shelby Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    632,000.00
7022 Tuscany Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5410  $    638,000.00
5089 Tesoro Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5422  $    649,000.00
414 Aragon Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5413  $    654,000.00
4800 Dalewood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7523  $    657,000.00
391 Esatto Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    670,000.00
1131 Salmon Falls Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9732  $    675,000.00
2283 Loch Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5641  $    675,000.00
368 Esatto Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    675,000.00
1709 Terracina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5409  $    675,000.00
2994 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5682  $    705,000.00
1001 Morning Glory Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    719,000.00
2696 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5665  $    725,000.00
3055 Orbetello Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4157  $    738,500.00
1269 Uplands Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3813  $    755,000.00
2025 Medici Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4154  $    770,000.00
1105 Cambria Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    829,900.00
5408 Sur Mer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    929,000.00
2522 Loch El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5640  $    930,000.00
1404 Crocker Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    930,000.00
5171 Piazza Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4148  $    979,000.00
1695 Carnegie Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,050,000.00
4400 Cordero Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7604  $ 1,060,000.00
6235 Pannini Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5259  $ 1,125,000.00
4350 Gresham Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,162,500.00
244 Mondrian Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,170,000.00
2723 Via Fiori El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7009  $ 1,200,000.00

Open House Saturday 9/7/13 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1524 40th Street Sacramento

Folsom, CA Home Sales - August 2013

117 homes sold in Folsom during the month of August.  The average size was 2,089 sq' and the average $/sq' was $208.54.

700 Moon Cir #733 Folsom, CA 95630-4131  $    205,000.00
1100 Moon Circle #128 Folsom, CA 95630-4141  $    215,000.00
230 Crestridge Ln Folsom, CA 95630-2109  $    229,900.00
453 Baguette Folsom, CA 95630  $    239,500.00
900 Moon Cir #918 Folsom, CA 95630-4136  $    255,000.00
406 Monet Ln #406 Folsom, CA 95630-5628  $    265,000.00
2506 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7373  $    265,000.00
233 Spring Oak Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    266,000.00
1320 School St Folsom, CA 95630-3338  $    269,500.00
407 Blossom Rock Lane Folsom, CA 95630  $    274,000.00
125 Perraud Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2958  $    274,500.00
202 Blossom Rock Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $    278,000.00
309 Blossom Rock Ln #61 Folsom, CA 95630  $    285,000.00
133 Arbuckle Ave Folsom, CA 95630-5405  $    292,000.00
365 Marsalla Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7203  $    295,000.00
103 Rivage Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    297,500.00
138 Penaranda Drive Folsom, CA 95630  $    300,000.00
125 Big Valley Road Folsom, CA 95630  $    300,000.00
108 Lembi Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3287  $    303,000.00
1143 Reston Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3617  $    305,000.00
190 Briarcliff Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3329  $    305,000.00
682 Diamond Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3168  $    307,000.00
151 Stoney Hill Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4622  $    310,400.00
135 Sierra Woods Cir Folsom, CA 95630-2954  $    311,500.00
204 Towering Oaks Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7940  $    311,500.00
128 Pennock Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    314,500.00
1116 Sandy Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7903  $    315,000.00
1071 Rathbone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8529  $    319,000.00
102 Loughridge Way Folsom, CA 95630-5281  $    322,000.00
709 Diamond Glen Folsom, CA 95630  $    322,000.00
100 Whiting Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    324,900.00
330 Leckenby Way Folsom, CA 95630-8455  $    325,000.00
116 Farham Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3505  $    325,000.00
172 Placer Mine Rd Folsom, CA 95630  $    326,000.00
171 Big Valley Rd Folsom, CA 95630  $    330,000.00
1461 Walden Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    330,000.00
1308 Tippens Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    335,000.00
144 Timson Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5535  $    336,000.00
108 Casselman Folsom, CA 95630  $    340,000.00
170 Arbuckle Ave Folsom, CA 95630  $    341,000.00
2160 Horseshoe Glen Folsom, CA 95630-6296  $    350,000.00
708 Natoma St Folsom, CA 95630-3011  $    355,000.00
1245 Humbug Creek Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7642  $    355,000.00
123 Larkin Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    360,000.00
132 Orange Blossom Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8176  $    365,000.00
131 Heaton Way Folsom, CA 95630-8669  $    365,000.00
372 Parker Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7949  $    370,000.00
128 Sutcliffe Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    373,000.00
851 Nichols Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9551  $    379,000.00
984 Hildebrand Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6309  $    380,000.00
103 Elkins Folsom, CA 95630  $    385,000.00
1732 Ballou Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5721  $    389,000.00
106 Larkin Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3227  $    397,000.00
460 S Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6506  $    400,000.00
111 Powderly Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5247  $    405,000.00
156 Livermore Folsom, CA 95630  $    405,000.00
7214 PINE GROVE Folsom, CA 95630  $    408,300.00
245 Thorndike Way Folsom, CA 95630-6827  $    417,000.00
1535 Bonanza Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $    419,045.00
1740 Dunkeld Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $    419,900.00
103 Demurrage Way Folsom, CA 95630-8122  $    420,000.00
788 MORNINGSIDE Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6145  $    420,000.00
1111 Meredith Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    420,000.00
1337 Freswick Folsom, CA 95630-5300  $    422,000.00
964 Cameron Drive Folsom, CA 95630  $    424,963.00
461 S Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6505  $    425,000.00
116 Winterstein Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2323  $    425,000.00
1157 Kingfisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    426,000.00
1043 Thompson Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7532  $    434,000.00
135 Ashcat Way Folsom, CA 95630-8058  $    435,000.00
388 Seaton Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7950  $    438,500.00
7248 Pine View Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1930  $    439,900.00
101 Arrowsmith Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5208  $    440,000.00
2198 Palomino Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6170  $    440,000.00
112 Baurer Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    449,000.00
130 Bayline Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8042  $    450,000.00
109 Lions Way Folsom, CA 95630-5273  $    452,000.00
279 River Ridge Way Folsom, CA 95630-1862  $    455,000.00
841 Densmore Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    465,500.00
1144 Kidder Way Folsom, CA 95630-7319  $    469,000.00
1245 Fergusen Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    475,000.00
1105 Steen Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8553  $    475,000.00
243 Wellfleet Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6823  $    477,900.00
704 Plum Creek Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6155  $    484,000.00
764 Morningside Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    485,000.00
219 Persifer St Folsom, CA 95630-2825  $    485,000.00
111 MOSS ROCK Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    492,000.00
1644 Denton Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7322  $    495,000.00
101 McHugh Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    495,000.00
953 Palmer Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9548  $    499,900.00
1208 Souza Way Folsom, CA 95630-7316  $    503,000.00
158 River Ridge Way Folsom, CA 95640  $    503,250.00
1760 Pentland Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    520,000.00
1021 Sandwick Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    532,500.00
103 Deerwood Way Folsom, CA 95630-2115  $    535,000.00
112 Blue Canyon Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    540,000.00
335 American River Canyon Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7171  $    545,000.00
395 Carpenter Hill Rd Folsom, CA 95630  $    550,000.00
144 Berry Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    555,000.00
101 Hannaford Folsom, CA 95630  $    560,000.00
129 Cruickshank Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    560,000.00
1460 Haddington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5312  $    567,000.00
495 Marsh Hawk Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8583  $    574,000.00
150 Egloff Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6618  $    575,000.00
1832 Orchard Terrace Court Folsom, CA 95630  $    575,000.00
1829 Bankfoot Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5304  $    580,000.00
9811 Blue Lake Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1909  $    590,000.00
159 Lost Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1529  $    595,000.00
2120 Osprey Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6255  $    615,000.00
93 Hollyann Folsom, CA 95630  $    651,000.00
2052 Tarbolton Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6132  $    665,000.00
179 BLACK POWDER Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3414  $    689,000.00
102 Heart Butte Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    707,500.00
457 Benton Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    709,000.00
341 Water View Way Folsom, CA 95630-5043  $    739,000.00
665 Bonley Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6282  $    792,450.00
1752 Lake Vista Way Folsom, CA 95630-6286  $ 1,045,000.00