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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.

September 2, Tuesday
Hike (2A), Loon Lake in Crystal Basin (Seniors Section).

Loon Lake is quite beautiful in midweek, when OHVers and campers have gone.  We will hike around the lake to the Pleasant Boat-In Campground for lunch and swimming, then return.  The hike is approximately 8 miles with relatively little elevation gain or loss but many mild contour adjustments.  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.

September 23, Tuesday
Hike (2B), Dardanelles Lake south of Tahoe (Seniors Section)

From south of Lake Tahoe we climb past Big Meadow, over a ridge, and wander down to beautiful Dardanelles Lake.  With luck we’ll enjoy the fall coloring of the aspen trees as well as good swimming.  We then retrace our route back to cars.  The hike is approximately 7 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.

October 14, Tuesday
Hike (2B),  Meiss Lake, Carson Pass (Seniors Section)

From Carson Pass on Hwy 88 we will climb over a ridge and drop down to Meiss Lake.  This lake is shallow and not great for swimming, but beautiful and an excellent site for lunch.  The trip highlight is the hike to the lake, not the lake itself.  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.

October 16, Thursday
Hike (1A) Bahia Trail,  Novato (Senior Section)

Walk the Bahia Trail along the edge of the Petaluma Marsh State Wildlife Area. This established trail meanders over the gently rolling hills of northern Novato, in an area well known for its bird habitat. Although this is close to an urban area, we will see views  that take us back to less-settled days. These are  oak woodlands, with  lots of Manzanita and Madrone.  Trail is a multi-use dirt track, rough in a few places.  Hike is about 4 - 5  miles total. This is an out-and-back walk with an optional loop at one point. Bring sturdy shoes or boots, water, lunch, something to sit on at lunch, and binoculars and poles if you use them. Meet at the South Davis Nugget Market, Mace Blvd. at Chiles Road, in Davis at 9:00 a.m. Leader: Sue Barnette (530-753-5855 or sbarnett@dcn.davis.ca.us.) No dogs. Rain cancels.

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 Tuesday August 12, 2014