Let's meet and greet.

  • January 18, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Parking is $5 for the day through a self pay system. There are envelopes on site. Or, you can park on California and walk in.

Let's meet and talk about limitations, expectations and goals. We will meet at the parking lot you come to after you go through the gate. I'll have a couple of balloons flying and my poles and backpack out so you can find me. Once the group starts to assemble I'm sure you will spot us easily. I figure we can meet, greet and talk about favorite hikes, equipment, pace etc. for about an hour. After that those who want to stay can walk the trail around the park. We can get to know one another better while we enjoy the morning. We should be finished by noon. If you can lead a hike or are interested in helping me organize some hikes it would be great if you could be there also. If you can't, let me know anyway. With a full time job I need all the help I can get. Once we get to know each other I'm sure you will be venturing out together. Here is a link to the park.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/carmichael-ca/ancil-hoffman-loop-2-6-route-34494886.   

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  • Marilyn

    Oops! Sorry Laura. I just read your earlier description of JR Training Hill. What time were you thinking of going?

    January 25, 2014

  • Ben V.

    Sounds good. Is anyone going tomorrow that can offer feedback? I am still a couple weekends away from planning one myself. It would be great if someone else wants to lead one in the interim.

    January 23, 2014

    • Helen C.

      Sorry, Laura. I'm out of town - hope you find someone to go with you!

      January 25, 2014

    • Marilyn

      Where is it located and how many miles is it?

      January 25, 2014

  • Marilyn

    One of my coworkers mentioned a hiking trail called Loch Levin Trail. I believe she said it's up by Boreal. I Googled it and it looks beautiful. Not sure how much if any snow is there. But if not now, spring would be a nice time to visit it. Just a thought!

    January 24, 2014

    • Laura M

      I did Loch Leven last May. I have a photo blog of most of the hikes I did in 2013 here: http://photographybyl...­ You can check out the pictures of the hikes.

      January 25, 2014

  • Karen C.

    Missed it

    January 24, 2014

  • Laura M

    I have hiked there a few times. There won't be much water. I was there a couple of months ago and the falls were flowing. We explored some of the new area that they opened up recently. I have a dog that needs some exercise, but isn't ready for that long of a hike. I'm probably going to do the Ancil Hoffman park trail with her tomorrow. Might do Jr training hill on Sunday.

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Ben V.

      What's Jr training hill?

      January 24, 2014

    • Laura M

      It goes from the confluence in Auburn up the Stagecoach side to Foresthill Rd, then takes a side trail over towards the parking on Russell Rd and then back down. It's about 5 miles.

      January 24, 2014

  • Marilyn

    This seven Pools/Hidden Falls Loop sounds interesting.

    January 23, 2014

    • George P.

      Hidden Falls Regional Park offers approx. 30 miles of trails with several different length options to hike to the falls (shortest one is about 5-6 miles roundtrip). There are 2 great viewing decks at the falls and you can hike down to some of the pools. The only concern might be how much water is flowing with the lack of rain.

      January 23, 2014

  • Gayle

    Ben: Consider the Seven Pools/Hidden Falls Loop Hike that Trail Mix is doing tomorrow. It would be great at a slower pace.

    January 23, 2014

  • Gayle

    I liked the fact that there was no pressure about what speed you could take. I like to walk a little faster and then have frequent stops and I was able to do this without a problem. Thanks to Ben for a nice walk.

    January 23, 2014

  • Sam O.

    Great day to meet. Thanks Ben

    January 19, 2014

  • Helen C.

    Good meeting - plenty of information from Ben about the general aim of the group and and easy exchanges of ideas and hiking preferences.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Helen C.

    Great group of like minded people - Thanks, Ben, for arranging it. I'm sorry I couldn't stay for the hike afterwards but I look forward to the next one.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Laura M

    Nice hike! Good to meet you all. Thanks Ben!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Marilyn

    I agree. Great hike today and a very nice group of people. Thanks to Ben for starting Turtle Trekkers. I'm looking forward to the next meetup.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice, easy great 1st hike! excited to try some of hikes mentioned

    January 18, 2014

  • Maria P

    Thanks to Ben for organizing what promises to me a great group of like minded people, who are tolerant of the more speedy and tolerant of the turtles.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Cathy G.

    I am so sorry we missed it this morning. Very disappointed...but look forward to the next gathering.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Jia

    On my way will be 15 mins late

    January 18, 2014

  • Joyce D.

    I will not be able to make tomorrow i am working

    January 17, 2014

  • Marilyn

    I won't be there until around 9:45. I'm hoping the group won't leave before then for the walk. Looking I forward to it!

    January 17, 2014

    • Ben V.

      I think we will start the hike around 10

      January 17, 2014

  • Angela C.

    I won't be able to meet group this time.

    January 17, 2014

  • Manny N

    Well, since this IS a Turtle Group, you will understand if I am a bit late as I get off work @ 10am. see you all there

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Barbara H.

    sorry can not make tomorrow, but keep me informed as to next meetings/hikes.

    January 17, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    I will not be there as I have another meeting scheduled at the same time.

    January 17, 2014

  • Karen

    Unable to attend after all; conflicting appt.

    January 16, 2014

  • Doris

    I won't be able to make it b/c I have a surgery on Friday and would need time to recovery for previous made plans sat evening.

    January 15, 2014

  • Billie F.

    I enjoy being outside and keeping active

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My stepson will be visiting this weekend. Y'all have a great time!

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it this time but hope to come to future events.

    January 14, 2014

  • Sparky

    Can I bring my little dog on this hike to take place after the meeting?
    Thanks.

    January 11, 2014

    • Ben V.

      Yes, if he/she is not ferocious. Doesn't sound like. :-)

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe at this time. Have company this weekend. Will come if I can make it.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Kay W

    I won't be able to attend but look forward to future events!

    January 11, 2014

  • Pam

    I am hoping to attend.

    January 11, 2014

  • Marianne A.

    Hi Ben, I'll be out of town for your first meet and greet.
    Keep me in the circle!

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Jean

    I will be out of town, so I cannot make this meet & greet. Keep us posted.

    January 10, 2014

  • Jason

    My family is no stranger to backpacking and we too have a slower pace. Kids ok for this group?

    January 9, 2014

    • Ben V.

      I don't see why not Jason. More families should do this.

      January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have loved to join you for the first meeting, but I have a prior appointment at 2:00 in Grass Valley so I won't have time to meet and get back. I'm glad to see that others work full time also, so hopefully there will be lots of opportunities for Saturday or Sunday hikes.

    Have fun fellow Turtles!

    January 9, 2014

    • Ben V.

      We will be done with the meet and greet by about 10 if you want to come to that only. If not I'll be posting info.

      January 9, 2014

  • Theresa G.

    I would love to meet all of you but have something else going on that day.

    January 8, 2014

  • Michele F.

    Sorry I can't make this meeting. Looking forward to some hiking.

    January 8, 2014

  • Marilyn

    I'm really looking forward to this. I've never been to this park. Sounds wonderful.

    January 8, 2014

  • Susan D.

    Sorry I can't make it on Saturday. I'm going hiking or it maybe more just walking!

    January 8, 2014

  • Diana

    Sorry I can't make this one.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it. I'm taking back my daughter to San Diego but please post details on the discussion forum.

    January 8, 2014

    • Ben V.

      Will do Alyssa

      January 8, 2014

  • Chuck P.

    As with Sheila, I've signed up for a hike with another group too. I'm really excited about the Turtle Trekers and may still attend, especially if the weather cancels the other hike. (Might happen, think rain/snow...) So, given there isn't a limited enrollment for the meeting, I'll stay on the list.

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Kim S

      Smart. I'll put myself back on. Wish there was a "maybe" button! :)

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Pamela P.

    Oh dear! I will be out of town that day. Looking forward to another event.

    January 8, 2014

  • Sheila S

    Ironically I will be hiking that day with another group. But what a great idea for a first meeting!

    January 8, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Can't meet that day as I'm working.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good, thanks Ben!

    January 8, 2014

  • Ben V.

    Parking is $5 for the day through a self pay system. There are envelopes on site. Or, you can park on California and walk in.

    January 8, 2014

  • Barbara C

    I'm retired and live in Citrus Heights - just let me know when/where the meet and greet will happen, and I will make arrangements. :o) Looking forward to meeting group.

    January 5, 2014

    • Gail Y.

      Hi Barbara! Look forward to seeing you.

      January 6, 2014

    • Barbara C

      Oooh, didn't see these comments. I'm glad to see both of you on the list! :o)

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Cheryl h.

    I will not be able to join the meeting but will be looking forward to upcoming events and to meeting everyone. I already do lots of hiking but always ready to do more and find new areas of beauty here in the foothills.

    January 8, 2014

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