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Robinson Twins present American River Recreation, Teton Crest Trail, now for purchase online
The Robinson Twins have 2 videos from their Natural Recreation and Natural Adventures series now available for online purchase through their web site as publish-on-demand DVDs. The titles are "American River Recreation" and "Teton Crest Trail".
The American River Recreation video covers the American River Parkway. Public lands in Sacramento County border one of the most heavily used recreational rivers in America, the American River, as it flows through Sacramento, California. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail follows the river, from Discovery Park, where the river joins the Sacramento River, upstream for 23 miles. When the trail passes near Sacramento State University, the viewer sees the pedestrian bridge designed by the University's engineering department to resemble the Golden Gate Bridge. The trail crosses the river at River Bend Park over the Richey Bridge, a hiker/biker bridge, and continues upstream to the American River Fish Hatchery. Another 8 miles of bike trail following the north shore of Lake Natomas and the trail eventually reaches Folsom Lake State Recreation area, for a total of 31 miles of biking, with fewer than 5 crossings with automobile traffic. The video includes footage from paddling down the river, salmon runs into the America River Fish Hatchery, aerial views of the river, and recreational opportunities within the parks that are strung together as part of the parkway, including the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
The Teton Crest Trail video chronicles a backpacking trip the Robinson Twins took in 1999 to follow the crest of the Teton Range in Wyoming and eastern Idaho. The Robinson Twins started near the north end of the Teton Range and backpacked south for about 55 trail miles, reaching a high point at Table Mountain, which faces Grand Teton across Cascade Canyon. During the trip, the twins were buzzed by a glider and got close-up views of pikas and yellow-bellied marmots, including a melanistic phase marmot, which are unusually common in the Tetons. The trip ended at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's aerial tram on Rendezvous Mountain. We hope to return this year, 2013, and make the trip again, only covering more trail miles and recording the adventure in high-definition.
Anyone wanting further information or to order these and other videos from the Robinson Twins can do so at our web site: http://www.RobinsonTwins.com. The Robinson Twins have also started a blog to show their videos and photography with commentary by the twins for added information about their projects. The blog is at: RobinsonTwins.blogspot.com.