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July 2018

 Tuesday, July 3

Hike (2B).  Mt. Judah 

From Donner Summit we’ll climb Mt. Judah, enjoying the moderate switchbacks, abundant wildflowers, and glorious views.  The hike is approximately 6+ miles with about 1500’ elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. Contact the leader for meeting time and place.  No dogs. Rain cancels.  Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or


Wednesday, July 11

Hike (1A). Summit Lake, Donner Rim Trail, PCT Loop 


We’ll hike to Summit Lake from Boreal exit off I-80 making a loop linking portions of the PCT and recently opened section of the Donner Rim Trail with the Summit Lake trail.  Our approx. 5.5 mile outing with an elevation gain/loss of approx. 300 ft. offers a hike through a variety of forest, meadows, and open granite areas with a mix of short ups & downs, and a few creek crossings.  This scenic area, just north of I-80 often abounds in wildflowers.  Plan on a long lunch break at the lake.  Bring lunch, water and rain gear in case of afternoon showers.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Meet at 9:00 am at Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at Foresthill Exit off I-80 in Auburn.  Leader: Sheila Toner, 530- 886-0673


Wednesday, July 18 

Hike (1B). Meiss Ridge 


From Carson Pass, we’ll hike up and along Meiss Ridge, highest elevation about 9400’, and then down to Schneider Cow Camp. Along the ridge, we’ll have expansive 360-degree views of the Sierra as well as great wildflower displays. About 5.4 miles with a total 1,025 ft. elevation gain. This will be a shuttle hike coordinated at the meeting location. High clearance vehicles are recommended but not required for the drive into Schneider Cow Camp. Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet in the overflow parking behind McDonalds, at the Broadway exit off highway 50 in Placerville at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Chris Fox fox_chris@att.netor 916-918-9510.


Wednesday, July 25

Hike (1A) Flora Lake



This short, easy hike starts out on a portion of the PCT in the Donner Summit area then goes up to Flora Lake. It has some great views and is a favorite summer hike.  Plan on at least an hour to enjoy a long lunch break at Flora Lake.  Bring lunch, water and rain gear in case of afternoon showers.  Rain cancels. No dogs.  Meet in Auburn at Burger King, on Lincoln way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 at 9:00 am.  Leader: Sheila Toner.  (530) 886-0673


Saturday, July 28  

Hike (2B).  Showers Lake, Carson Pass (Yolano Group)

From above Caples Lake on Hwy 88 we steeply ascend a high ridge, imbibe spectacular views north and south, and then descend steeply to Showers Lake (just 2 miles so far).  After an early lunch and swim we meander around the ridge through diverse habitats with minor ups and downs, and lo!  There are the cars.   The hike is about 8 miles with about 1550’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Contact the leader for meeting time and place.   No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or



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