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March, April and May 2014. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
North Davis green belt morning hike

Fast morning hike on North Davis green belt, ~4.5 miles of flat ground with emphasis on avoiding busy street crossings and morning bicycle traffic, while observing reforestation efforts along the green belt; agriculture progressing and the various species of wildlife.  Meet at 7 AM @ at Peet’s Coffee in Market Place Center at West Covell Blvd. and Sycamore Lane, ½ block east of northbound Hwy. 113, Covell Blvd exit east. Open to all fast hikers, rain or shine with no reservations. Leader: Randy Brendia (email: RandyBrendia@Gmail.com)

May 20, 2014. 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 1200’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9am 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.

June 4, 2014. Wednesday
Hike (1A).  Calaveras Big Trees, south grove (Seniors Section)

Wander through magnificent groves of giant sequoia and, with luck, dogwood in bloom.  What this hike lacks in exertion it more than makes up for in beauty.   The hike is about 5 miles with about 600’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 8:30am at Green Acres Nursery (at gravel area on far right of parking lot) on Hwy 16 at Florin-Perkins Rd..  No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

June 17, Tuesday
Hike (2A).  Fordyce Creek from Fuller Lake (Seniors Section)

Water is released from Fuller Lake down to Lake Spaulding during the day to generate prime time electricity, and then pumped back up to Fuller Lake at night.  We will follow the funky water canal and pipe down to Spaulding Lake, walk around Spaulding Lake and then up Fordyce Creek to a beautiful cascade/waterfall.  After lunch we return on the same trail.  The hike is about 8 miles with 600+’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9am at the Burger King in Auburn (take Foresthill exit, go right then left on Lincoln Way one block).  No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

July 1, Tuesday
Hike (2B).  Lake Winnemucca, Carson Pass (Seniors Section)

From Carson Pass we follow the picturesque Yosemite to Tahoe Trail past Frog Lake, beneath Elephants Back, and on to spectacular, windy, wildflowery Winnemucca Lake at the base of Round Top Peak.  We continue up to barren but beautiful Round Top Lake for lunch.  We then retrace our route back to Carson Pass.  The hike is about 7 miles with about 1000’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9am 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.

August 5, Tuesday
Hike (2B).  Meiss Lake, Carson Pass (Seniors Section)

From Carson Pass on Hwy 88 we will climb over a scenic ridge and descend through meadows to Meiss Lake.  This lake is shallow and not great for swimming, but beautiful and an excellent site for lunch.  We then retrace the route back to cars.  The hike is approximately 8 miles with 1500’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9am 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.

August 19, Tuesday
Hike (2B).  Emigrant Lake, Carson Pass (Seniors Section)

From below Carson Pass we will walk to the far end of Caples Lake and then ascend a gentle canyon to beautiful Emigrant Lake.  Be prepared for wildflowers and refreshing swimming.  The hike is approximately 8 miles with 1000’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials.  Meet at 9am 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.

Other Outings

The Yolano Group is part of the Mother Lode Chapter. Find out about Mother Lode Chapter's Outings: there are outings for people of all ages and at all levels, including hiking, backpacking, kayaking, paddle trips, etc.

Last updated on Sunday May 18, 2014