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September 2018

Wednesday, September 5

Hike 1(A). Sugar Pine 

Enjoy a pleasant stroll of approx. 4 – 5 miles around Sugar Pine Reservoir. Hike offers many nice views of the lake from various angles.  Plan on a long lunch break at the lake.  Have lunch, water, and $$ for Forest Service parking fee or National Parks Pass /Golden age/Senior pass.  May want to consider staying for a swim after the hike, if the weather is still hot.  No dogs.  Rain cancels.  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.


Tuesday, September 11

Hike (2B). Island Lake

From Wrights Lake we will climb through forest and over granite slabs to Twin Lakes and Island Lake.  Thrill to the adventure of route finding on granite slabs. Swimming is excellent at both lakes. The hike is about 6 miles with approximately 1100’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials. No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Hike limited to 10.  Contact leader for meeting information.

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

Saturday, September 22

Hike (2A).  Scotts Lake (Yolano Group)

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 9:00 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


Thursday, September 27 

Hike (1B). Mount Judah 

Starting out along the Pacific Crest Trail south from Donner Pass, we’ll hike the Mt Judah Loop. We’ll make a stop at historic Roller Pass on the way, and a short optional side-trip to Donner Peak after the summit. Up to 6 miles with a total 1,700 ft elevation gain. We will see spectacular views and late season wildflowers. Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs. Rain cancels. Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 near Auburn at 9:00 a.m.

Leader: Chris Fox

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