FRIENDLY REMINDER: Plans change all the time. If yours does for this evening, which prevents you from attending, please change your RSVP so that others can take your place.
Knock knock. Who's there? Hike. Hike who?
On this full moon night
Spirits are waiting for you
Scare them with your song
Michael Jackson, Thriller: http://bit.ly/5wnBi2
Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil: http://bit.ly/1bBWeEI
Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London: http://bit.ly/19y37AR
Jimmy Buffett, Vampires Mummies and the Holy Ghost: http://bit.ly/1fvc9oe
Optional: Wear a Halloween-type costume that you can hike in or just orange and black.
We will hike from the American River confluence to American River Pizza in Cool. We'll end up at the Milestone Saloon where we can have fun with Karaoke.
Hike up Training Hill (.9 miles of strenuous ascent on dirt and rocks). Regroup at the top of the hill. At this time, you may order food from American River Pizza. I will have menus available. We will continue to Cool via the Olmstead Loop. At American River Pizza, you may eat there or take your food to go to Milestone Saloon, where they have Karaoke. Leave the saloon at 10-10:30 p.m. and return on the Wendell T. Robie trail back to the confluence. This is a loop hike. We will not go back down the hill.
Please don't make this your first hike ever.
Singing while hiking is encouraged! It helps keep the critters at bay. This is the time to practice your Karaoke! What is your favorite scary Halloween song?
Suggested items to bring: Bug repellent; headlamp or flashlight (pointed down, please), but we prefer to use straight moonlight as much as possible; lots of water.
Wear good hiking boots and comfortable clothes. Poles are recommended.
Dogs okay, if you don't mind tying them up outside the establishments. All other rules for dogs apply.
Suggested gas money for your driver: $4
~7 miles total
6:00 p.m. - Meet at Sunsplash Park and Ride (Taylor/Atlantic exit), leave promptly at 6:10. Carpooling as much as possible is recommended as there is limited free parking by the trailhead.
6:40 pm - Meet at the trailhead (directions below)
7:30 pm - Regroup at the top of Training Hill (those who wish can order food, I have menus)
8:30 pm - Arrive at the restaurant - OPTIONAL: You may get your food to go and proceed to the saloon. Get your song requests in as soon as possible!
10 - 10:30 pm - Leave the saloon
11:30 pm - Estimated ending time back at the confluence, but don't be scared, we'll be together!
Directions to trailhead:
I-80 east to Auburn
Exit Elm, go left on Elm, left on 49 (High Street)
Cross Lincoln Way down into canyon
Follow 49 right over bridge towards Cool
Park immediately after bridge on right side of road
Meet at the green gate
Thriller End Laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iHkqgKMBDc