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January 6, Tuesday - Day Hike (2A). East Bay Ridge Top (Seniors Section)

Stroll along the ridgetop above Berkeley and enjoy views from Mt. Diablo to the Golden Gate. We'll follow an access road from Inspiration Point to an abandoned Nike Missile site, with side trips to Wildcat Peak and the Rotary Peace Grove if conditions permit. The hike is about 7 miles with less than 500' elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. Meet at 8:30am at the Davis Park and Ride behind Ikedas Fruit Stand off I-80 at Mace Blvd in Davis. No dogs. Rain cancels. Leader: Jim Cramer, 530-756-3973 or

January 13 through March 31, 2015 - Tuesday and Thursdays

Morning ~1.5 hour hike/walk on North Davis green belt, ~4.5 miles of flat ground with emphasis on avoiding busy street crossings and morning bicycle traffic, while observing/learning about 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 hikers, rain or shine with no reservations. Sierra Club Leader: Randy Brendia at: 530-400 8852 or email:

Saturday, January 24 - Walk and Lunch (1A) Nimbus Flat to Folsom (Senior Section)

Walk (1A) from Nimbus Flat to Folsom and return along the American River Parkway, an out-and-back walk just over 5 miles total., with little elevation gain. This popular trail goes along the American River, through oak woodland, and visits areas heavily mined for gold. Lunch will be at Dos Coyotes, a “Border Café.” They have Tacos, Burritos, salads and specials for around $10.00 a plate., and offer a mild through spicy salsa bar. Bring water, rain gear, and have sturdy shoes. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Hazel Park and Ride just north of Hwy, 50 on Hazel Avenue. From Hwy. 50, take exit 21 – Hazel Avenue – and turn right at the sign for the Aquatic Center and California State Park. The Park & Ride lot is just to the right. Leader: Sue Barnette, 530-753-5855 or 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 Thursday January 1, 2015