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October 2017

 

Wednesday, October 4
Hike (1A). Long Lake

This is a short hike of approx. 3-4 miles to Long Lake, with nice views of Devils Peak in the background.  We’ll do some scrambling off trail up the granite to get a view into the Royal Gorge before returning to Long Lake to cool our feet with Devils Peak in the background.  The hike will be fairly level – except for the off trail scrambling up/down from the ridge viewpoint (approx. 200 ft. elevation gain/loss).  The last approx. 2 miles to the trailhead near Devils Peak Warming hut is via a gravel road.  Have lunch, water, and essentials.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Meet in Auburn at Burger King, on Lincoln Way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 at 9:00 a.m.

Leader: Sheila Toner 530-886-0673

 


Tuesday, October 10
Hike (2A).  Scotts Lake

From south of Lake Tahoe we climb past Big Meadow, up a gentle canyon, and over a low ridge to Scotts Lake.  The lake itself is mundane, but the trek to it is special.  With luck we’ll enjoy the spectacular fall coloring of the many aspen groves as well as pretty vistas.  We then retrace our route back to cars.  The hike is approximately 7 miles with 700’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the McDonalds on Broadway in Placerville (Broadway exit off Hwy 50 past signals).  No dogs.  Rain cancels.

Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

 


Wednesday, October 18
Hike (1A). Pioneer Trail from Lang’s Crossing

On this hike we’ll head east from Lang’s Crossing to have lunch at Lake Spaulding. The big-leaf maples make this a colorful autumn walk. About 5.8 miles with a total 880 ft. elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln Way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 in Auburn at 9:00 a.m.

Leader: Chris Fox fox_chris@att.net or 916-918-9510.

 


Saturday, October 21

Hike (2B). Meiss Lake (Yolano Group)

From Carson Pass on Hwy. 88 we will climb over a ridge and drop down to Meiss Lake.  This lake is shallow and not great for swimming, but beautiful and an excellent site for lunch.  The trip highlight is the hike to the lake, not the lake itself.  We then retrace the route back to cars.  The hike is approximately 8 miles with 1500’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the McDonalds on Broadway in Placerville (Broadway exit off Hwy. 50 past signals).  No dogs.  Rain cancels.

Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com

 


Wednesday, October 25
Hike (1A). Bridge View – Stagecoach – Mossy Rock Loop (Canyon Keepers)

This short approx. 3-mile loop with an elevation change of +/- 600 ft. offers a variety of scenery, views and different types of trails.  It starts out on the wide, sunny Bridgeview Trail, joins the historic Stagecoach Trail for a short way, and then transitions to the shadier and narrower Flood and Mossy Rock Trails before returning to the top of Bridgeview. This pleasant, not too strenuous, outing offers nice views of the entire Confluence Area and a unique perspective on the Foresthill Bridge.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Meet in Auburn at Burger King, on Lincoln Way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 at 9:00 a.m. or at gate 112 just before Foresthill Bridge.

Leader:  Sheila Toner 530-886-0673. 

 


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