May Outings

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Memorial Day Weekend Campout at MacKerricher State Beach
Friday - Sunday * May 22 - 25

At Cleone Group Campsite. Arrive Friday afternoon, 5/22/15 and leave Monday afternoon, 5/25/15. We'll sleep under the stars and moon on the beautifully-spectacular Mendocino coast, 3 miles north of Ft. Bragg on Highway 1. We'll hike during the day to many of the habitats: beach; bluff; headlands; dunes; forest; wetlands; and, tide pools. There are 90 species of birds here! We'll share dinner potlucks with seasoned and newbie naturalists alike with a campfire, songs & laughter. There are restrooms & showers, parking and fire pits. This is a fund-raiser, so we'll charge $25.00 per person, per night payable in advance in cash or check payable to Sierra Club to a hiking leader. Reservations limited to 50 people maximum in our group site. Contact leader to RSVP. Leader: Patricia Johnson 916.642.6067 or patricia459@yahoo.com.


May 2, Saturday

Educational outing tag Day Hike (2B).   Jenkinson Lake (Sacramento Group)

This hike is only an hour’s drive away, so you can sleep in. Mostly level ground and it’s low enough to be free of snow. We will hike completely around the lake. Moderate hike, 8-10 miles and 500 feet elevation gain. Leader will provide a brief history of the lake. Rain cancels. Optional dinner afterward. More than a light rain cancels. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Folsom Park & Ride. Leader: John Meininger 916.967.1018.

May 5, Tuesday

Day Hike (2A).    Mt. Tamalpais Ridge Trail (Seniors Section)

This lovely hike contours around Mt. Tam through lush forest and open grassland, then ascends Cataract Creek to vistas overlooking the Bay and distant SF. The loop is about 7 miles with about 800’ elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, and other essentials. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Davis Park & Ride behind Ikedas Fruit Stand off I-80 at Mace Blvd. in Davis. No dogs. Rain cancels. Leader: Jim Cramer 530.756.3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

May 9, Saturday

Educational outing tag Day Hike (2B).   Jack London State Historic Park (Sacramento Group)

After a drive through scenic Sonoma Valley, we'll go end-to-end through this delightful park near Santa Rosa, featuring historic sites, shady trails, peaceful lakes, and panoramic views. 8 miles & 1,500 feet elevation gain on well-maintained trails. The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of moderate, and there will be lunch at a favorite hilltop with a great view. Click here to see past photos from this hike. Rain cancels. No dogs (Park rule). Click here to RSVP online at Sacramento Sierra Club Meetup website or contact the leader to RSVP. Leader: Martin Farber 707.253.9606 or kowsoi@juno.com.

May 16, Saturday

Day Hike (2A).   Kortum Trail (Sacramento Group)

Enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean as we hike along the coast to Goat Rock and beyond. This hike is 9 miles and 500’ elev. gain. Bring lunch, water and $$ for your driver. Optional dinner in Bodega Bay. Meet 8:00 a.m. @ 11th & P Streets. Leader: Tracy Miller tecumseh2@att.net or 916.635.4730.

Educational outing tag Day Hike (2B).   Pacific Crest Trail from Humbug Summit (Yahi Group)

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail above Butte Meadows. Elevation gain of 1,000 feet and a total round trip distance of 9-10 miles. We start at 6,700’ and head north to reach the official highest point in Butte County and enjoy the spectacular Eagle Rocks and several other volcanic pinnacles along the way. Bring lunch, lots of water, hat, sunscreen, boots and carpool $$. Call leader for more information and to verify hike, depending on snow conditions. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 8:00 a.m. Leader: Alan 530.891.8789 or ajmendoza777@comcast.net.

May 17, Sunday

Day Hike (2A).    Hidden Falls (Sacramento Group)

Join us at this regional park, administered by the Placer Legacy Open Space and other local organizations. About 7 miles, with ups and downs totaling about 700' elev. gain. Hike is mostly shaded, well marked, multi-use trails, among Blue Oak, California Buckeye and Manzanita, waterfalls and creeks. Lunch viewing the falls. Restrooms (which may have become porta-potties due to lack of water) and possible water fountain available at trailhead. Heavy rain cancels. Meet 10:30 a.m. at the Roseville Park & Ride (I-80 exit at the Eureka/Taylor Rd. in Roseville, then cross intersection, turn left at Shell station, then right). Leader: Katherine malamute52@frontier.com.

May 19, Tuesday

Day Hike (2B).   Caples Creek/Silver Fork Loop - Crystal Basin (Seniors Section)

In the Crystal Basin area south of Kyburz, we will ascend Caples Creek to Government Meadow, ford the river, climb over a modest ridge, and descend Silver Fork back to cars. Be prepared for knee-high sandy river ford. The hike is approximately 8 miles with 1,200’ 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.

May 21, Thursday

Educational outing tag Day Hike & Museum Visit (1A).   Walnut Creek (Seniors Section)

Bring a bag lunch and join us for a visit to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a unique natural history and environmental education center that rehabilitates wild animals for release. Entrance fee: $8.50 for adults ($7.50 for seniors). We will eat first in a park next to the museum then see the exhibits and watch an animal examination through a one way glass at 2:00 p.m. If we have time, we will take a short walk on the Mt. Diablo to Briones trail that goes past the museum. Limited to 16. No dogs. Rain does not cancel, so dress accordingly. Contact leader after May 1st to reserve a place. Leaders: Lin & Peter Lindert linlindert@mac.com or 530.758.6418.

May 22-25, Friday-Monday

Educational outing tag Memorial Day Weekend Campout.   MacKerricher State Park (Sacramento Group)

At Cleone Group Campsite. Arrive Friday afternoon (May 22nd) and leave Monday afternoon (May 25th). We’ll sleep under the stars and moon on the beautifully-spectacular Mendocino coast, 3 miles north of Ft. Bragg on Highway 1. We’ll hike during the day to many of the habitats: beach; bluff; headlands; dunes; forest; wetlands; and, tide pools. There are 90 species of birds here! We’ll share dinner potlucks with seasoned and newbie naturalists alike with a campfire, songs & laughter. There are restrooms & showers, parking and fire pits. This is a fund-raiser, so we’ll charge $25.00 per person, per night payable in advance in cash or check payable to Sierra Club to a hiking leader. Reservations limited to 50 people maximum in our group site. Contact leader to RSVP. Leader: Patricia Johnson 916.642.6067 or patricia459@yahoo.com.

May 24, Sunday

Day Hike (1A).   Colby Meadows (Yahi Group)

We’ll hike the upper meadows trail and a little beyond for a 4½ mile hike. Bring lunch, water, appropriate clothing and $$ for drivers. Wear boots or a solid hiking shoe. Springtime greenies in the mountains. Meet at the Chico Park & Ride at 9:00 a.m. Leader: Larry 530.342.7998.