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Day Hike: Olmstead Loop.

  • May 23, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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May 23, 13. Thursday: 12 Noon.

Olmstead Loop Trail

8.6 miles

Time around 4 hours.

I will wait around till 12: 15 and then head to Cool.

The following is taken from the website at the Auburn State Recreation Area:

http://members.psyber.com/asra//tgolm.pdf

Trailhead/Parking: Trailhead and parking are behind the fire station in Cool. Take Highway 49 south to Cool and turn right just before the fire station and blinking red light. This is also the Cool staging area for equestrians. Trailhead is on the south end of the parking area.

Description:

This beautiful loop trail, which parallels Hwy 49 on one side and the American River Canyon on the other, passes throughopen, rolling hills with several species of oak trees, and wildflowers in spring. It also includes steep canyon descents and climbs as it crosses Knickerbocker and Salt Creeks. Side trails on the canyon side offerpanoramic views of the North Fork American River and of the Auburn dam construction site. Trail markers have been posted about every half-mile and at most trail intersections.
Bring: 2+ liters of water, snacks, hat, hiking footwear, day pack, suntan lotion, mosquito dope, 10 essentials
Medium to heavy rain cancels. Remember to pay your driver $4/hour of driving time. Estimated driving time, less than an hour round trip.

Contact Person: Laura in the woods  home[masked], cell for day of the trip[masked]-3096.

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  • Rebecca

    It was a super nice day! Thanks. How lucky were we with the weather, eh?

    May 24, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    Thanks, This was a very nice afternooon hike. Great weather, great company and great dog!!

    May 23, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    Brind sunscreen and hats Most of the trail is open.

    May 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Yes, at Sunsplash

    May 22, 2013

  • john l.

    HI Rebecca, Rosemary, just to be sure we are talking about11:15 at the the parkNride on Taylor St next..right?

    May 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Is this a shady trail or exposed, do you know?

    May 22, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    You can meet me at the Auburn meetup place or in Cool.

    May 19, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    Dogs can be on the trail and are required to be on a leash the entire hike as per the Auburn State Recreation Area rules.

    May 19, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I'll be at the park 'n ride too at 11:15. Can drive or ride...

    May 19, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Is this a dog-friendly hike?

    May 19, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    I just added the quest for you. Smile face here, if this would let me.

    May 14, 2013

  • john l.

    Hi Laura, i;d like to add a guest. Let me know if that's OK.
    John

    May 13, 2013

  • laura in the w.

    I figure about 12:45 ish. Watch for a white Toyota with a white shell and a driver with gray hair wearing purple.

    May 13, 2013

  • Ann M.

    I will meet you at the trail head parking lot as I live in placerville area! What time will you be there? Thanks!

    May 12, 2013

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