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New Meetup: Backpack South Yuba River--2 or 3-day

From: JohnR
Sent on: Sunday, July 18, 2010 3:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Everything Outdoors Club for 20,30,40 year olds!

What: Backpack South Yuba River--2 or 3-day

When: Saturday, July 31,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1.00 per person

Where: Edwards Crossing
North Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, CA 95959

Backpack in the gold country along the South Yuba Trail for 2 to 3 days.
This trail is fairly level and follows the Yuba River behind Nevada City.
Because this is at lower elevation, the weather is warmer, yet there is plenty of shade along the trail.
This is a good trip if you like refreshing swims, less people, and don't mind primitive locations.
I did this trip the same week last summer and it was great!

Hike in is 8 miles on Saturday, and provides for a couple stops along the river for swimming.
3-day version includes a hike up-canyon through Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park for another 8 miles.
Hike out on Mon along the river is then only 4 miles.
(2-day version is an 8-mile hike-out on Sunday that is the reverse of Sat)

The camp sites are primitive and limited, so the group will need to be small.
I'll add members to this trip depending upon answers to RSVP questions--I'm hoping to go for 3 days.
I'm leaving Walnut Creek at 8am on Saturday, and can take 1-2 others in my Durango.
It's a 3-hour drive from WC to get to the trailhead beyond Edwards Crossing.

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