At the last minute, we decided to take a hike instead of riding our bikes on the American River Bike Path. We went to Folsom Lake as we have been watching on the news how low the lake has been due to the drought. Settlements and structures left over from the Gold Rush days are visible. We brought our metal detector and had a great time seeing what we could find. While you are not allowed to remove historical items, it is ok to search and look. We found old nails, pennies, pipes, cans and old pop tops. Unfortunately no gold. My arms are still sore from digging. While it is amazing to see these structures and even an old bridge, we really need the rain/snow!
Lake Folsom, CA