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Rock Quarry Trail to Boot Buster Hill/Int. - Adding on Kick Ass Hill (Adv.)

  • May 22, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Cheryl Z. [masked]

The hike is located on Highway 49, 1/4 of a mile from the green gate.

Much of the beginning of the trail is easy going on flat fire road and pavement. It links up to other trails as part of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA).

After a short distance, the beautiful American River becomes visible as we traverse up a fairly short incline to meet with the switchback dirt hiking path of the PG&E road trail which leads to the rock quarry.

The short part of the trail leads us to fascinating and stunning views of two towering rocks. At this point, we will have two options - the advanced option is the Boot Buster Hill. We have yet to gauge the steepness, length, and elevation gains of this hill but it is indeed strenuous, so be prepared for a good work-out.

After we return to our cars, those that feel this is enough hiking for the evening can head home. But for those that are up for an additional challenge, we will continue on across the bridge at the confluence and head up Kick Ass Hill. We will go across the Foresthill Bridge, as we do on that regular hike, but will come down the Bridge View Trail, so we end up back at our cars. Total mileage for the two combined hikes is estimated at 8 miles.

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  • Kathy A

    Great time, as always!

    May 23, 2013

  • Bonnie S

    I screwed up. What a window of attractive men!! I would have done a Maria for sure, just to have someone stay back with helpless me.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Cheryl Z

      See what you've been missing!

      May 23, 2013

  • Graydon

    Ticks, snakes, bears, lions and caves; well, maybe just caves, but all this on a Wednesday! Good times, great work out.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Marla L

    This was a great event. Wonderful supportive group for this strenuous workout. Thanks Ron for hanging out in the back with me but I don't plan to stay back there for long. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday.
    Marla

    2 · May 23, 2013

    • Cheryl Z

      Marla, it was so nice to have you join us. You did a great job and kept pace just fine. I look forward to having you join us again.

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Cheryl Z

    We had a wonderful evening hike. Thank you to the awesome hikers that showed up to tackle these hills with such a great attitude.

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • Ron T.

    Good Morning to all that went on this hike. Hope all arrived home safe. What a Great time, thank you to all of you for making this the best way to spend Wednesday evening.
    Ron

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry couldn't get off early enough to join you. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.

    Thanks.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend as I am not feeling well. I am bummed I will miss it. Have fun and I will see everyone next week

    May 22, 2013

    • Cheryl Z

      Feel better and we hope to see you next week.

      May 22, 2013

  • christine

    it's my son"s senior graduation...wish i can join you all....

    May 22, 2013

    • Cheryl Z

      Congratulations! We miss you, so join us when you can.

      May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Look forward to meeting you at the Cardiac Bypass Hike and RSVP'd yes on tomorrow but it's a maybe but will try my best to be there.

    May 21, 2013

  • Cheryl Z

    Stephanie, we'll miss you - join us when you can.
    Bonnie, we miss you, too - we're keeping the trail cleared for you.

    Christine, the regular Boot Buster Hill hike is about 5 miles. We've been shaking things up a bit the past few weeks and adding on some additional challenges. This week, we are adding Kick Ass Hill. I believe the total mileage will be 8-9 miles.

    May 20, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Can't do the Wednesday hike for the next 4 weeks. I'll be back soon...

    May 18, 2013

  • Michael W.

    I'm in. See you at the trail!

    May 18, 2013

  • Bonnie S

    Still at the Mendocino Bluff thought would like to hike next week but will still be on vacation at home next week so probably will miss this one but please have fun on these great hikes Cheryl produces

    May 17, 2013

  • Bonnie S

    Watch out I'll be there. Making everyone feel inept with my extreme hiking!!

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • christine h.

    Hi! How many miles will we be hiking?

    May 17, 2013

8 went

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