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January 2015

Please check with the Leader the week of the hike, to make sure there have been no changes.


Tuesday, January 6

Day Hike (2A) East Bay Ridge Top

Stroll along the ridgetop above Berkeley and enjoy views from Mt. Diablo to the Golden Gate.  We’ll follow an access road 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’ elevation gain.

Bring lunch, water, and essentials.

Meet at 8:30 am at the Davis Park and Ride behind Ikedas Fruit Stand off I-80 at Mace Blvd in Davis.  No dogs.  Rain cancels.

Leader:  Jim Cramer, 530-756-3973 or


Wednesday, January 14

Day Hike (2B) Hidden Falls Regional Park

This 5 to 6 mile hike will cross both Coon and Deadman Creeks, taking us along the Otter loop trail in the newer part of the park, and back to the falls for lunch before heading back uphill to our cars.

Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels.

Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln Way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 near Auburn at 9:30 a.m. or at Hidden Falls Park at 9:50 a.m.

Leader: Chris Fox or 916-918-9510


Wednesday, January 21

Day Hike (1A) Avery Pond, Mormon Ravine

We’ll hike from Rattlesnake Bar trailhead to Avery Pond and a little past Mormon Ravine on the trail paralleling the American River.  We’ll stop to see if we can spot the turtles in the pond and then continue upstream on fairly level trail along the river, returning to Avery Pond for lunch.

Bring lunch, water, essential, and $ for state parking fee.  Rain cancels.

Meet at 9:30 AM at Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at Foresthill Exit off I-80, or Rattlesnake Bar parking lot at 10:00.

Leader: Sheila Toner, 530-886-0673. No dogs.


Saturday, January 24

Walk and Lunch (1A) Nimbus Flat to Folsom

Walk (1A) from Nimbus Flat to Folsom and return along the American River Parkway, an out-and-back walk just over 5 miles total, with little elevation gain.   This popular trail goes along the American River, through oak woodland, and visits areas heavily mined for gold. Lunch will be at Dos Coyotes, a “Border Café.” They have Tacos, Burritos, salads and specials for around $10.00 a plate, and offer a mild through spicy salsa bar.

Bring water, rain gear, and have sturdy shoes.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Hazel Park and Ride just north of Hwy 50 on Hazel Avenue.  From Hwy 50, take exit 21 – Hazel Avenue – and turn right at the sign for the Aquatic Center and California State Park. The Park & Ride lot is just to the right.

Leader: Sue Barnette, 530-753-5855 or  Rain cancels.


Wednesday, January 28

Day Hike (1A) Sugar Pine Reservoir  

Enjoy a pleasant stroll of approx. 4-5 miles around Sugar Pine Reservoir. Hike offers many nice views of the lake from various angles.

Bring lunch, water, and $$ for Forest Service parking fee.  

Meet at 9:30 am at Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at Foresthill Exit off I-80.  No dogs. Rain cancels. 

Leader: Sheila Toner 530-886-0673.

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