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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" John Muir

November 2013 Outings

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If you believe you may be interested in leading outings for the Sierra Club, join us for this 4-hour training session to see if it is something that you would like to follow through with. This class is open to the public and existing leaders for certification/re-certification to lead outings for the Mother Lode Chapter, Sierra Club. There are no prerequisites required to attend the class. There is no fee and no obligation of any kind is incurred by attending this training. Our Outing Leaders are volunteers who get to decide when they want to go, where they want to go and how fast or slow they want to go. There are no quotas or minimum number of outings that you must conduct. If you want to do "Dinner and a Movie" or a 20-mile, 5,000' elevation gain "Death March"; it is entirely up to you!

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EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Really Brrrisk Morning Walk (1A).  Davis.  Meet 7:00 a.m. at Peet's Coffee in the north Davis Market Place off of Covell Blvd. & Sycamore (at Hwy 113).  Walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes.  Return to Peet's at about 8:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to walk.  Rain will cancel.  We may see wild turkeys, Guinea fowl, geese, goslings, raptors, jackrabbits, coyotes, and other Davis wildlife.  Walk along greenbelts, ponds, fields, ditches, dirt paths, gardens ― and sometimes Village Homes, UCD campus or Arboretum.  For more information, contact Co-Leaders: Marilu Carter mccarter@ucdavis.edu or 530.758.3151; Barb Levin barb7750@yahoo.com or 530.758.1589; and Richard Crescitelli rcresci@rocketmail.com.

NOVEMBER 2, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2B).  South Yuba Trail.  An 8‑mile round trip hike on the beautiful South Yuba Trail out of Nevada City.  The trip to the primitive campground will involve about 1,500’ of elevation gain.  A great view of past mining activities.  Meet 8:00 a.m. @ Roseville Park & Ride (take Atlantic/Eureka exit off I-80).  Rain Cancels.  Leader: Jack Tolomei 916.944.4942.

NEW!  Day Hike (3B) S howers Lake.  This is a ‘moderate’ late season day-hike along the Pacific Crest Trail for lunch at Showers Lake, the highest lake in the upper-Truckee River basin.  Approximately 11 miles round-trip; elevation gain about 1,000’.  The hike will be moderately paced and hikers must be in very good to excellent condition due to the elevation (8,300’ – 8,800’) of the area we’ll be hiking.  Bring the essentials, including sturdy boots, water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions (afternoon thundershowers are common), and $$ for carpool drivers.  No minors.  No dogs.  Contact leader for details & reservation before October 30.  Leader: Bruce Notareus 916-835-4663 (before 9 p.m.) or email at bnotareus@comcast.net

NOVEMBER 9, SATURDAY

Day Hike (1B).  Lover’s Leap - Hwy 50.  This is an historical hike along the Pony Express/Stage Coach Toll Road with interesting informational signs along the trail.  Heavy rains cancel.  A 5-mile, 1,100’ elevation gain, moderate hike.  Bring essentials and $$ for drivers.  Meet 8:30 a.m. @ 11th & P Streets.  Leader: Kathy 916.451.3358.

New! Day Hike (3A).  Quarry Trail (Sacramento Group). This hike follows the dirt trail along the Middle Fork of the American River from Hwy 49 to Maine Bar.  We will also visit the old quarry. The hike will be moderately-paced and will cover 12 miles round trip, with minimal elevation gain.  (The net gain is minimal, but because of the ups and downs, a few of which are steep, the gross elevation gain is probably 1000 feet.)  There are many fine views of the river along the trail.  Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions, and $$ for carpool drivers. Rain cancels. No minors.  No dogs.  Contact leader for details & reservation before Nov 8th.  Leader:  Mike Ranta, greatstuff959@hotmail.com or 916-966-0531 (before 9PM).

New! Day Hike (2A).  Land’s End Trail – Cliff House to Golden Gate Bridge.  Join us for a hike with great views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge.  We’ll have lunch at Baker Beach.  8-10 miles with 500’ elevation gain.  Bring warm clothing, lunch, water and $$ for your driver.  This hike is not limited to singles.  Meet 8:00 a.m. @ 11th & P Street.  Leader: Tracy Miller tecumseh2@att.net or 916.635.4730.

NOVEMBER 16, SATURDAY

Cancelled: Day Hike (2A).  Land’s End Trail – Cliff House to Golden Gate Bridge.  Join us for a hike with great views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge.  We’ll have lunch at Baker Beach.  8-10 miles with 500’ elevation gain.  Bring warm clothing, lunch, water and $$ for your driver.  This hike is not limited to singles.  Meet 8:00 a.m. @ 11th & P Street.  Leader: Tracy Miller tecumseh2@att.net or 916.635.4730.

Day Hike (2B).  Muir Woods National Monument.   We’ll start at Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee required) and hike through a magnificent redwood forest along a running creek and through coastal forest to Pantoll Ranger Station and back.  Expect crisp coastal conditions.  Hike is up to 10 miles with 2,000’ elevation gain.  Group size limited to 20.  Heavy rain cancels.  Optional dinner after.  Contact leader for meeting info.  Leader: Rich Juricich raj082806@pacbell.net or 916.492.2181.

NOVEMBER 17, SUNDAY

Day Hike (1A).  Coloma.  We’ll take the ridge and loop trails at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park; make stops at points of interest; have lunch at picnic area; and take a tour of the town.  Easy to moderate 4-5 miles with about 500’ elev. gain.  Bring essentials; including $$ for parking fee & gas, lunch, & rain gear.  Not limited to singles.  More than a slight chance of rain cancels.  Meet 9 a.m. outside, at the NW corner of the Big Lots store, located on La Riviera & Watt.  Please park on the far west side.  Please call, if you want to meet at the Folsom Park & Ride.  Leader: Madeliene 916.361.7176.

NOVEMBER 19, TUESDAY

New! Day Hike (2B). Training Hill Loop (Sacramento Group). This hike starts at the confluence, goes up the training hill (guaranteed to get your heart rate up!), follows the Pointed Rocks trail east, crosses Hwy 49, goes around the Cool Cave quarry, descends to and returns on the Quarry Trail.  Hike stats: 8 miles (round trip), elevation gain 1500’, starting elevation 600’.  (There is a lot of poison oak on this trail.)  Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions, and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors.  No dogs.  Rain cancels. Contact leader for details & reservation before Nov 18.  Leader:  Mike Ranta, greatstuff959@hotmail.com or 916-966-0531 (before 9PM).

NOVEMBER 20, WEDNESDAY

New! Mountain Bike Ride (3A). Fall Colors, Quarry Trail (Auburn Area) (Sacramento Group). This is a mountain bike ride that follows the dirt trail along the Middle Fork of the American River from Hwy 49 to Maine Bar. The ride will be moderately-paced and will cover about 12 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of probably 1000 feet.  There are many great views of the river along the trail.  Enjoy the fall colors!  Learn about the effects of a recent wildfire across the river, and the regrowth.  Bring lunch, water, snacks, tire kit, helmet, and fully-prepared mountain bike, etc. Rain cancels; adverse conditions may result in a different location for the ride. Contact leader for details & reservation before Nov. 19th.  Leader:  Stan Jones 916.393.5373 or geezenski2@sbcglobal.net. 

NOVEMBER 23, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2A).  American River Confluence (near Auburn) to Lake Clementine.  Approximately 800 ft. elevation and 6 miles.  This hike starts at the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and follows the North Fork upstream to Lake Clementine.  Nice views of the river and a mix of open and forested land.  It is only ½-hour drive from Roseville.  Optional dinner in Roseville afterward.  Not limited to singles.  More than a light rain cancels.  Meet 11:00 a.m. @ the  Roseville Park & Ride.  Leader: John Meininger 916.967.1018.

NOVEMBER 29, FRIDAY

Pig Out & Walk (1A).  Roseville.  Meet 10 a.m. near the tall red thing (“art”) in the Home Depot/24-Hour Fitness parking lot near 336 N. Sunrise Ave, Roseville.  Find a bathroom on your way there, as there are none on this 6‑mile, almost flat, walk on pavement with a soft shoulder. Bring sun hat, jacket, umbrella, and water, but no snack.  We will walk on the left shoulder of the trail past 4,000 square foot mansions and bemoan the lost habitat for our native species.  While we walk, we can salivate in anticipation of the buffet at the casino in Lincoln.  The eating area is smoke free and the price is about $11.50 for all you can stuff in ($10 for us mature people).  We can carpool the 20 minutes to the casino.  Reservations are not needed.  Hike rain, snow, or sun.  No calls before 9 a.m. please.  Leader: Barb 916.925.5862.

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