Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area in California includes expansive rolling hills of blue oak and lush forests surrounding the Sacramento River and its tributaries. The beautiful and diverse habitat – home to bald eagles, osprey, deer and salmon – offers natural beauty and solitude paired with numerous recreation opportunities. You can explore the area by foot, horseback, boat and bike, and then pitch a tent at the end of the day for stunning sunsets on your public lands. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).
I went to California and took Sam on an adventure. We made it to the Salt Flats first.
He liked Nevada too. Especially the random Arctic Circle in Elko, and the Nugget tower in Wendover. (My family played the game “How many Jacksepticeye references can you find in one place” and we got hung up on Nugget from the Kindergarten game) But he really liked California.
We had fun in Old Sacramento on the Sacramento River (we don’t know what that pyramid building is for). We had fun in the pool, splashing in the water, and at Donner Lake just enjoying the mountain air and scenery.
It’s a great time to flock to Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. An hour’s drive north of California’s state capital, the refuge provides critical habitat to migrating waterfowl. Duck and geese numbers peak in November and December with huge groups filling the sky. It’s an amazing experience, and another great reason to #OptOutside. Photo of snow geese by Steve McDonald, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.