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

September 2013 Outings:

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.

Cancelled: AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2, SATURDAY – MONDAY, LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Cancelled: Backpack (1B).  Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.  Must have your own backpacking gear and some backpacking experience.  The cost to join this backpack is $20, which will be donated to the Sierra Club to help improve environmental issues.  Individual commissary, must bring $$ for your carpool driver, and all your backpack essentials.  Contact leader for reservation.  Leader: Kathy 916.451.3358.

SEPTEMBER 7, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2B).  Loch Leven Lakes.  This is a moderate 7 mile hike with 1,200’ elevation gain.  It is one of the Club’s favorite hikes with beautiful mountain scenery and mixed shade and sun.  Bring 2 quarts of water.  Boots are preferred, but not required.  Meet 9:00 a.m. @ Roseville Park & Ride (take Atlantic/Eureka exit and travel straight ahead through traffic light and take left at Shell Station into a lot in front of Brookfield’s Restaurant).  Secondary meeting place at Auburn Courthouse 9:30 a.m.  Rain Cancels.  Optional dinner afterward.  Leader: Jack Tolomei 916.944.4942.

SEPTEMBER 14, SATURDAY

Day Hike (3C).  Velma Lakes in Desolation Wilderness.  This strenuous hike starts with a steep 1,500 foot climb in the first 2 miles before leveling out on a ridge with great views of the surrounding mountains, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe.  We’ll pass several small lakes and lunch at Middle Velma Lake.  Hike is 12 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain.  Optional dinner afterward.  Limited to 12.  Email or call leader for reservation and meeting info.  Leader: Rich Juricich raj082806@pacbell.net or 916.492.2181.

SEPTEMBER 21, SATURDAY

Day Hike (3B). Point Reyes - Mt. Wittenberg to Arch Rock.  Come with us for a very nice, but harder Point Reyes hike with great views of Drake’s Bay.  The hike is 11 miles with 1,300’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water and $$ for your driver and optional dinner.  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.

Cancelled: Day Hike (2B).  Thunder Mountain – Hwy. 88.  Strenuous 9-mile hike with 1,200’ elev. gain and beautiful views of Silver Lake and the wilderness beyond.  Be prepared for changeable weather.  Bring hiking essentials and $$ for drivers.  Meet 8:30 a.m. @ 11th & P Streets.  Leader: Kathy 916.451.3358.

SEPTEMBER 28, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2B).  Mt. Judah.   This moderately-strenuous hike provides great views of the mountains just west of Lake Tahoe.  The climb involves rocky terrain in some places.  6 miles, 1,500 feet elevation gain to a peak height of 8,200 feet.  Not limited to singles.  Rain cancels.  Optional dinner afterward.  Meet 9:00 a.m. @ Roseville Park & Ride.  Leader: John Meininger  916.967.1018.

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