Thanks boblybill. Glad you like them. I have been back once, but they were not cooperating.
This area is called Miners Ravine, it is in Roseville, CA. Believe it or not, there are still a few city governments that have their stuff together. This city has about 55 park properties. We have great roads and infrastructure. They mix business and residential well. It's a great place to live other than that it is a big crowded compared to what it used to be.
The Miners Ravine area is a 5 mile or so long walkway, that is all natural. There are people walking, jogging, meditating, and even a few of us taking pictures.
Framah and Wolfnow, I appreciate this advice. I was already a lot more on guard on my second trip. I hadn't thought about not training the long lens on them.
They are probably pretty used to people on the paved path now, maybe they'll ignore me even with the kinda big lens.