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November 2018

Tuesday November 13

Hike (2B).  Maine Bar loop 

In the Auburn State Recreation Area we will descend American Canyon to the Middle Fork of the American River, amble down river a ways, then climb the little-used Maine Bar Trail to the Western States Trail and return to cars.  The Maine Bar Trail is steep and unmaintained in places.  The hike is approximately 7 miles with 1100’ cumulative elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, good boots, and essentials.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at the Foresthill exit off I-80.  No dogs. Rain cancels.

Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or


Wednesday, November 14      

Hike (1A). Olmstead Loop (Canyon Keepers Hike)

We'll make an approx. 5-mile loop in the southern half of the Olmstead Loop area of ASRA in Cool.  Our loop will take us among rolling oak woodlands and meadows and past a large pond on Knickerbocker Creek.  Trail may be muddy in spots if recent rains.  Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 in Auburn at 9:30 a.m. or at trailhead at 10:00 a.m.  If meeting at trailhead, please call for exact meeting location in Cool.  Bring lunch, water and essentials.  No dogs.  Rain cancels.

Leader:  Sheila Toner, 530-886-0673.


Saturday, November 24

Hike (2B).  High Bridge loop (Yolano Group)

This adventurous hike will take us up and around the ridges above Cache Creek, with gorgeous views of lush valleys and oak-grassland terrains.  Adventures will include a bold river crossing (twice) and a one-mile cross-country jaunt. The hike is approximately 8 miles with 1200’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  For the river crossing, hiking poles, river shoes, or good rock-hopping balance are recommended.  Contact the leader for meeting time and place.  No dogs.  Rain cancels.

Leader: Jim Cramer, (530)756-3973 or


Wednesday, November 28

Hike (1A.) Greenwood Creek/ Magnolia Ranch


Pretty, approx. 4-mile fairly level loop hike along the South Fork American River.  We’ll spend some time alongside and overlooking the South Fork. Plan on a long lunch break by the river. This short hike has it all, views, sandy beach, rocky beach, forested trails, open meadow, sun, & shade. Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Meet at 9:30 am at Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at Foresthill Exit off I-80 in Auburn.

Leader: Sheila Toner, 530-886-0673







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