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January 2019

Tuesday, January 8

Hike (2A).  East Bay Ridge Top 

 

Stroll along the ridge top above Berkeley and enjoy views from Mt. Diablo to the Golden Gate.  We’ll follow Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point to an abandoned Nike Missile site, with side trips to Wildcat Peak and the Rotary Peace Grove if conditions permit. The hike is about 7 miles with less than 500 ft elevation loss/gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Contact leader for meeting time and place.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Leader:  Jim Cramer, 530-756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com

 

 

Wednesday, January 9  HIKE CANCELED BY LEADER

Hike (2A). Jenkinson Lake 

 

The hike along Jenkinson Lake near Pollock Pines is a pleasant hike along the shoreline; total distance is about 6.5 miles. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the McDonalds on Broadway in Placerville (Broadway exit off Hwy 50 past signals). No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Alternate hike in Placerville if snow present on trail. Leader: Chris Fox, fox_chris@att.netor 916-918-9510.

 

Wednesday, January 16

Hike (1A). Quarry Trail to Murder’s Bar (Canyon Keepers Hike)

Join us for a pleasant hike along the Middle Fork of the American River below Auburn.  The hike is about 6 miles with a short climb up into the abandoned quarry on the way back. Bring lunch, water, essentials, and $ for state parking fee.  Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 at 9:30 AM or Quarry parking lot at 9:45 AM.   No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Sheila Toner.  530-886-0673. 

 

 

January 19, Saturday 

Hike (2A). Lynch Canyon (Yolano Group Hike)

  

Lynch Canyon Open Space Park lies between Fairfield and Vallejo in open oak-savannah terrain.  We’ll hike from trailhead past Lynch Reservoir, up Tower Trail and North Ridge Trail, and enjoy lunch and splendid views atop Prairie Ridge.  We then return to trailhead through Middle Valley.  The hike is about 6+ miles with about 800 ft elevation loss/gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Contact leader about meeting time and place.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Leader:  Jim Cramer, 530-756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, January 23

Hike (1A) Lake Clementine Access Trail 

 

This approx. 3-mile hike follows a wide, nicely graded service road with good views and alternating stretches of sun and shade, from the Foresthill Road down to the shores of Lake Clementine.  We’ll have lunch and relax in small clearing at the edge of the lake before starting back up.  Elevation gain / loss is approx. 750 ft, so we will take our time coming back uphill.  Bring lunch, water and essentials.  Rain cancels.  Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 at 9:30 AM.  Leader: Sheila Toner 530-886-0673.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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