Sunset Sky Walk! Perfect Way to End the Weekend!

  • July 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The walk begins at Starbucks and winds up streets and trails to Carpenter Benchmark, the highest point in Sacramento County, (828 feet above sea level). Awesome panoramic vistas nearly every step of the way! See the Valley and Folsom laid out at your feet for that "I'm king of the world!" feeling. ;-)

The plan is to reach Carpenter Benchmark at the beginning of the sunset and then proceed to soak in its gradually fading beauty as we descend back into the manic reality of daily life. Aaaah ...

About 5 miles, estimated about 200 to 300 foot elevation gain.
Bring your binoculars and cameras.

Starbucks is located at the corner of East Bidwell and Iron Point Road just off of Highway 50, next to In-N-Out Burger.

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  • Shannon

    Awesome! Thank you, Mike, for this fantastic hike!

    July 27

  • zack

    Looking forward to this evening. This will be my first hike with Sacramento Hiking Meetup Group. Looks like it is gonna be a HOT one........

    July 27

  • Mike B.

    Forecast is 102 today which may or may not matter to you. If you plan on attending is spite of the hotness, please reconfirm by posting a comment here. Check back at 5pm and if there are 5 or more replies indicating reconfirmations, the hike will go on. Otherwise, it'll be cancelled for today.

    July 27

    • Mike B.

      Latest weather update indicates that due to the unexpected cloud cover today the temperature may be closer to 97 degrees ...

      July 27

    • Mike B.

      Yeah, not so hot after all! We're a go

      1 · July 27

  • Shannon

    Can't wait!

    July 27

  • Sheila S

    The only reason I wouldn't make this is if I end up going to the State Fair instead.

    July 21

  • Marlene H

    Really enjoyed this walk up to the top last night, have other plans next Sunday evening. See you soon. :)

    July 21

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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