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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

South Fork American River Trail

What do you do in February when the skiing isn't great but you want to get outside and get some exercise?  Last week my daughter and I made plans to spend the day together today.  Being Monday of a long holiday weekend, we wanted to avoid the holiday crowds returning over the summit from Tahoe so were hoping that the last storm would bring enough snow to get in some leg-burning tromping on snowshoes on the west slope.  Unfortunately that didn't work out so we put on our thinking caps and instead chose a hike on the South Fork American River Trail which runs for about 25 miles between the Salmon Falls Bridge to the Greenwood Creek parking area near Coloma.

We opted for an out and back from Salmon Falls.  The trail head is located on the far side of the self pay parking lot on the north side of the bridge next to the rest rooms.  We arrived early enough to snag a 'free' spot on the south side of the river and walked the few hundred feet across the bridge to the parking lot.


The trail begins by crossing a small creek and then quickly climbs to some scenic vistas overlooking the South Fork of the American River and beyond to Folsom Lake.




The trail has a lot of variety of terrain including oak savanna woodlands, brushy chaparral and rolling hills.  With the recent rain, the hillsides are just beginning to have the effervescent green so typical of our northern California springs.


Along our journey, (which was almost 6 hours and approximately 12 miles) we saw a lot of other people out enjoying the warm sunny day on mountain bikes and horses.  We also talked to a few brave souls who were hiking end-to-end and sounding a bit anxious to hear news of how far to go to Salmon Falls Road.

I highly recommend checking out this relatively new trail in El Dorado County.  It has only been open since 2010 and is definitely worth a visit this spring.  One word of caution:  Although it's totally avoidable on the trail, I did see lots of poison oak off to the sides.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 2014 Homes Sales for Folsom, CA

714 Vessona Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8723 $151,200.00
1300 Moon Cir #1338 Folsom, CA 95630-4149 $160,000.00
1314 School St Folsom, CA 95630 $215,000.00
702 Ferry Cir Folsom, CA 95630 $230,000.00
360 Crestridge Lane Folsom, CA 95630-2110 $233,000.00
206 Esplanade Folsom, CA 95630 $265,500.00
412 Blossom Rock Ln Folsom, CA 95630-8745 $275,000.00
304 Picasso Way Folsom, CA 95630-5620 $286,000.00
2905 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7375 $300,000.00
1204 Rivage Folsom, CA 95630 $306,000.00
420 Parker Dr. Folsom, CA 95630 $320,000.00
754 Diamond Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630 $325,000.00
202 Bittercreek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2352 $339,000.00
1008 Meadowbridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630 $347,000.00
1860 Ardfern Way Folsom, CA 95630-6108 $350,000.00
105 John Henry Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8131 $363,000.00
107 Cobble Ridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3284 $363,900.00
106 Cobble Ridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630 $370,000.00
215 Barnhill Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8738 $375,000.00
866 Carter St Folsom, CA 95630 $375,000.00
123 Sutcliffe Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9508 $378,000.00
159 John Henry Circle Folsom, CA 95630-8134 $380,100.00
109 Burnham Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4820 $382,000.00
169 BARNHILL Dr Folsom, CA 95630 $385,000.00
1587 Ballou Folsom, CA 95630 $390,000.00
158 Canyon Rim Dr Folsom, CA 95630 $405,000.00
1388 Freswick Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5300 $415,000.00
105 Orange Blossom Cir #C Folsom, CA 95630-8114 $415,000.00
151 Stoney Hill Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4622 $420,000.00
1533 Hammond Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7301 $425,000.00
1870 Bonhill Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6107 $426,100.00
748 Halidon Way Folsom, CA 95630 $430,000.00
693 Sands Way Folsom, CA 95630-6912 $432,000.00
1433 Haddington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5311 $432,000.00
1030 Brock Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7500 $433,000.00
1120 Kingfisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630 $436,000.00
120 Judah Ct Folsom, CA 95630-1844 $445,000.00
104 Cruickshank Dr Folsom, CA 95630 $450,000.00
727 Sands Way Folsom, CA 95630-6915 $458,000.00
118 Oak Rock Cir Folsom, CA 95630-2016 $460,000.00
111 Whelan Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2235 $465,900.00
117 Yankton St Folsom, CA 95630 $468,000.00
103 Middle Fork Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2098 $469,500.00
242 Luna Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7744 $482,000.00
1189 Meredith Way Folsom, CA 95630-7325 $487,500.00
749 Hildebrand Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6304 $499,900.00
1905 Tyndrum Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6114 $515,000.00
172 Lost Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1532 $535,000.00
129 Oak Ravine Way Folsom, CA 95630 $547,500.00
140 Oak Rock Cir Folsom, CA 95630 $565,000.00
463 Rockport Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6790 $695,000.00

January 2014 Homes Sales for El Dorado Hills, CA

3912 Hills Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4509  $      212,000.00
2230 Valley View Pkwy #924 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5598  $      258,000.00
2828 Tam O Shanter Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4237  $      335,000.00
977 King John Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      357,000.00
3561 Ridgeview Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4433  $      369,000.00
3698 Mesa Verdes Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4554  $      381,900.00
1646 HEDLAND Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      415,000.00
4172 Torrazzo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      420,000.00
1444 Sutter Creek Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4058  $      436,400.00
4075 BANCROFT Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      440,000.00
3951 Ironwood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7521  $      440,000.00
1131 Turquoise Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      445,900.00
4012 Alamo Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7646  $      450,000.00
485 Guadalupe Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      455,000.00
5047 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      467,000.00
5102 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      470,000.00
9023 Longford Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5420  $      473,500.00
2597 Crown Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4103  $      480,000.00
3054 Pescara Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      491,500.00
2048 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5200  $      495,000.00
3631 Rosecrest Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      511,000.00
2109 SUMMER Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      512,500.00
1343 Cromwell Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      515,000.00
300 Arches El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7315  $      542,000.00
578 Montridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7229  $      560,000.00
5017 Covered Bridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5009  $      585,000.00
5038 Skellig Rock Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7691  $      610,000.00
4093 Morningview Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5677  $      649,000.00
3027 Orbetello Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      673,000.00
7031 Tuscany Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      785,000.00
4205 Greenview Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      812,500.00
2641 Giorno Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      905,000.00
6054 Toscana Loop El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4150  $      930,000.00
2330 Dartmouth Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $   1,070,000.00
1170 Lomond Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5610  $   1,122,500.00

January 2014 Home Sales for Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, and Rescue, CA

3180 Country Club Dr #8C Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    88,000.00
3381 La Canada Dr #10 Cameron Park, CA 95682-7921  $  159,900.00
1140 Vale Rd Placerville, CA 95667-8954  $  184,219.00
2412 Cold Harbor Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-7409  $  211,000.00
2999 CAMBRIDGE Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  250,000.00
3759 Sheridan Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8930  $  250,000.00
4461 El Caminito Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7550  $  260,000.00
2597 LA CRESCENTA Dr Rescue, CA 95672  $  265,000.00
3433 ORINDA Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  275,000.00
2757 Cambridge Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9250  $  290,000.00
3291 Rolls Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  305,000.00
3537 La Cienega Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-8826  $  306,500.00
3281 EL ENCANTO Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  309,000.00
2333 PINON Rd Rescue, CA 95672  $  318,000.00
3578 Green Glen Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  325,000.00
4015 Sunflower Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  327,500.00
2605 Knollwood Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8926  $  333,500.00
3738 Hampton Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  349,000.00
3733 Los Santos Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8645  $  350,000.00
3878 Rustic Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9010  $  352,000.00
2526 Starbuck Rd Rescue, CA 95672  $  352,500.00
3054 Merrywood Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-9017  $  355,000.00
3980 Pineoakyo Ct Rescue, CA 95672-9626  $  356,000.00
4753 CASTANA Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  370,000.00
5751 S SHINGLE Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9310  $  375,000.00
3745 Chelsea Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8912  $  395,000.00
4828 Canfield Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-7311  $  400,000.00
3580 Monty Mine Trl Placerville, CA 95667  $  410,000.00
5104 Turkey Track Rd Placerville, CA 95667-9749  $  425,000.00
3800 Millbrae Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  459,000.00
4785 La Casa Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9324  $  530,000.00
3669 Mira Loma Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7678  $  549,950.00
5001 Deerwood Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9473  $  564,000.00
4490 Rigel Ct Shingle Springs, CA 95682-5025  $  629,000.00
3133 Travois Cir Rescue, CA 95672-9395  $  780,000.00