My Incredible Secret Spot

Maybe not so secret, but incredible – YES.

Every time I’m in Northern California I make sure to visit Anderson River Park. The park is situated in the city of Anderson, and located directly on the Sacramento river. It’s green and lush all year round.

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It’s been one of my favorite spots for four years now. Why?

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I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere around the river. I enjoy the abundant wildlife, and the magical nature.

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The park features amazing hiking/walking/riding trails, friendly people, clean restrooms, a big playground (my daughter LOVES the playground,) and many places for dogs to play. You can expect to see wildlife like deer, rabbit, goose, hawk, eagle, turkey vulture, and maybe even a mountain lion.

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I like that the park is inviting to people of all ages, and interests. You just never know what the experience is going to be like. It is possible hike for miles without seeing anyone, or go for a shorter stroll closer to the heart of the park meeting a lot of people. The park is easily accessible from the city. It attracts all kinds of people.

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I took my daughter to the park a couple days ago. It had been over a year since our last visit. Everything was the same. Everything except the fact that it was the first time I visited the park without a dog. I realized that after hiking a couple miles into the woods. It felt a little weird. I can’t remember the last time I was going into the woods without a dog. I might have to do something about that! Anderson River Park is a gem. If you’re in Northern California, or just passing by on the I-5, make a stop at Anderson River Park. It’s worth it!

I hope you enjoyed the photos 🙂

/Maria

29 thoughts on “My Incredible Secret Spot

  1. The balck&white photograph is stunninh. Have you ever seen a mountain lion there? I think it would scare me to death! You have a point there – I got used to going hiking with my husbands dog back in Colombia and it is certainly different 🙂

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    • Thank you! I shot the black and white using an infrared filter.
      I have not seen a mountain lion in that park, but nearby. It certainly has some scare potential, but I didn’t have a chance to get scared, I only saw it for a few seconds. I had a horse get attacked by a mountain lion a few years back, that was very scary! It was at night in his pasture,,really scary, (the horse survived.)
      It is different to have a dog with you. I definitely relax more, as I know the dog will win me if there’s any danger.

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  2. Superb photos !
    I’ve got a water fetish I think as I just love taking photos of flowing water. Maybe its because its like a living thing never the same always changing.

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