HEY ALL: I JUST FOUND OUT THE SALOON IS CLOSED TONIGHT. WE WILL STILL BE AT THE PARK & RIDE AT 6 AND THE TRAILHEAD BY 6:40. WE WILL LEAVE THE TRAILHEAD BY 6:50. WE CAN SPEND SOME TIME AT THE PIZZA PLACE AND THEN HEAD BACK. SUGGESTIONS FOR ANOTHER PLACE IN COOL ARE WELCOME.
Evening hike from the American River confluence to Milestone Saloon in Cool where they have drinks, pool, and karaoke on Friday nights. Get your favorite songs ready!
Optional pizza buy-in at the trailhead - Chico will take orders. $5 cash covers two pieces and your share of the tip. There's usually a third piece, however, please wait until all others have had their two. You may also order directly from the menu if you don't want pizza.
We'll hike up Training Hill (.9 miles of strenuous), then continue to Cool via the Olmstead Loop. We'll stay at Milestone Saloon for about 2 hours. Return on the Wendell T. Robie trail back to the confluence.
New to Training Hill? Please keep in mind that the first leg of this hike is a continuous ascent for almost one mile, which is why it is labeled strenuous. This hike is not recommended if you have not recently done a 5-mile hike.
Bonus! Perseid meteor shower: If we're lucky, we may see some meteor shower activity on our way back! Depending on consensus, we may leave a little later than noted below to see more of the meteors.
~7 miles total
Bring: Headlamp or small flashlight, but we prefer straight moonlight as much as possible; bug repellent; and plenty of water for yourself.
Dogs okay, if you don't mind tying them up outside the saloon.
6:00 PM Meet at Sunsplash, 6:10 leave Sunsplash
6:40 PM Meet at the trailhead (directions below)
7:30 PM Meet at the top of Training Hill
8:30 PM Arrive at the saloon
10:30 PM Leave the saloon
12:00 AM 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 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
Suggested cash to your driver: $5.
Contact: Shannon B. (916)[masked] or email Chico O.
Milestone Saloon: (530)[masked]