RIVER EVENTS CALENDAR,
HIKES, & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Winter Outings - Two
Solstice Hikes and one in January
20 ~ Hike the Clementine Trail from the Confluence to Lake Clementine
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 Trails.com. Information will be available on the Lake
Clementine Hydro Project impacts to recreation. Rain cancels.
For more info email Eric at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Eric at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Creek Falls Discovery Trail
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
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