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Folsom Lake, in a Drought Year

Folsom Lake, in a Drought Year

Folsom Dam, viewed from Beals Point, August 5, 2014As of August 5, 2014, Folsom Lake, the reservoir behind Folsom Dam, was 41 percent full,according to the California Department of Water Resources.Folsom Lake Marina, August 5, 2014Boats were removed fr...

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Hawaii: Foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) loves hot and humid island climate

Hawaii: Foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) loves hot and humid island climate

The Big Island of Hawaii isn’t a place you go to see succulents. The wet eastern side—some places receive in excess of 150 inches a rain a year—would kill most succulents. Although much drier, the western side isn’t a hotbed of succulent activity either. I did spot a few very large Agave americana, including...

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Hawaii: Hawaiian golden bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris)

Hawaii: Hawaiian golden bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris)

Bambusa vulgaris comes in several incarnations: all green straight culms; all green culms with swollen internodes (cultivar ‘Wamin’); all yellow culms with very thin green lines (cultivar ‘Kimmei’ or ‘Aureovariegata’); and all yellow culms with barcode-like green strips (cultivar ‘Vittata’, aka painted bamboo).

A lot of the “generic” green bamboo I saw from...

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2 dead in Lake Tahoe boating accident

2 dead in Lake Tahoe boating accident

19 foot Glastron boat.A couple was killed when their boat crashed into a pier near Meeks Bay early Sunday morning. North Tahoe Fire and El Dorado County Sheriff Department received the report of a boat crash at 1:40am.There were people sleeping on the...

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Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Kona (or Kailua-Kona as the post office calls it) is the main town on the western side of Hawaii. It was established in 1812 by King Kamehameha I as the capital of the new Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. After the capital moved on to Lāhainā and then to Honolulu, Kona was primarily...

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Hawaii: Lava and fountain grass

Hawaii: Lava and fountain grass

Lava flows look forbidding. You’d think nothing could grow on lava. But on the eastern side of Hawaii, which is blessed with abundant rainfall, we saw ferns, especially the Asian sword fern (Nephrolepis brownii), and even ʻōhiʻa lehua trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) growing right out the lava.

Things are different here in...

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Hawaii: Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation

Hawaii: Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation

When people think of the Big Island of Hawaii, two things come to mind above all else: volcanoes and Kona coffee. The volcanic legacy is everywhere, not just in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Kona coffee is just as ubiquitous; virtually every store sells it, and virtually every sweet treat...

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Eddie Bauer Launches Outdoor Adventure App

Eddie Bauer Launches Outdoor Adventure App

Eddie Bauer IPhone App.A new outdoor enthusiasts App for IPhone, described as "revolutionary" by Eddie Bauer, has more than 10,000 U.S. locations for nine different outdoor activities. The App is designed to provide a resource for discovering and plann...

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