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Winter Outings - Two Solstice Hikes and one in January

Saturday, December 20 ~ Hike the Clementine Trail from the Confluence to Lake Clementine and back
Meet at 10 am at the Confluence Information Kiosk. About 5 miles round trip. This easy popular Confluence Trail along the North Fork is consistently rated the most popular Auburn Area trail for hiking and biking by Information will be available on the Lake Clementine Hydro Project impacts to recreation. Rain cancels.
For more info email Eric at

Sunday, December 21 ~ American Canyon to Confluence
Meet at the Confluence Info Kiosk at 9 am. We will set up a car shuttle and hike from American Canyon to the Confluence for a distance of 10+ miles. This long hike that drops down to the river from 3rd gate at Auburn Trails picks up the Middle Fork at Maine Bar and continues on the Quarry Road Trail to the Confluence. We will pass by historic gold campsites, and an Indian grinding rock site. We may see California newts and bald eagles. Rain cancels.
For more info contact Tom at or Eric at

Saturday, January 17, 2015 ~ Applegate/Boole Road through the Codfish Creek Confluence with the North Fork to Ponderosa Bridge
Meeting at 9 am. Led by “North Fork Trails” Guidebook author Ron Gould. This intriguing moderate 5 to 6 mile hike, not found in any guidebooks, pieces together old roads and trails that lead from the canyon rim in Applegate near Boole Road through Codfish Creek drainage to the North Fork at Ponderosa Bridge. There will be exceptional river views and possible views of the Applegate Fire burn area. We can do a short side trip up to Codfish Falls. Hike will require a pre-shuttle.
Participants need to contact Ron at or call 530-878-9232 for meeting location. Trails are in constant need of pruning especially the more obscure and remote. Toss hand prunners or loppers into your pack to help keep the trails clear.

Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail Brochure

You can now view, or download and print, the brochure "Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail." This brochure, beautifully illustrated by Colfax high school senior Heather Mehl under the guidance of Eric Peach and California State Parks & Recreation, highlights some of the plants, trees, and birds that can be seen along this lovely trail which meanders along the North Fork of the American River.
See the brochure here

We now carry the wonderful book "Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California" by our local Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
See more here



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