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Day Hike (2B). Caples Creek & the Silver Fork of the American River near Kyburz

  • Jul 17, 2011 · 9:30 AM

This is a moderate 7 mile hike that starts on the Silver Fork of the American River.  We hike up past the confluence of the Silver Fork and Caples Creek.  This hike is located in the El Dorado National Forest east of Kyburz.   Also, there should be a good display of wildflowers.  Learn about the history of the area (Tragedy Springs etc.), wildflowers, and flora.  Some of the meadows may be muddy so wear good hiking boots. With all the snow, the flows in the creek (currently a river) are very high and the hike may be abbreviated to 4-5 miles if the leader determines we cannot cross safely. Approx. a 1,000' elev. gain from 5,000’ to 6,000’ elev.  Difficulty rating 2B. Forecast of thunderstorms cancels.  Dogs on leash (only) OK.    Limited to 25.  Contact leader for meeting info.  Leader: Greg Hoyt    [masked] 

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  • Barb

    As always, the Sierra Club Leader kept track of all of the hikers. Kept a pace that we could all do. Was well informed about the area we were hiking in, etc. And, he must have gone out the night before and filled the bucket at the top because the flowing creek was astounding!!

    July 18, 2011

  • Richard C

    This was a great hike.

    July 18, 2011

  • Rich S.

    Beautiful hike !!

    July 18, 2011

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