Title: Ancil Hoffman Park Loop
Latest News: This event, by direction of the Nature Center, is now limited to a total of (25) Hikers. If you see more than (25) signups... please try again the following week. Do NOT sign up for this Hike unless you are sure you can make it. dp
Type: Hike a loop
Cool Features: Lots of wild life, nice river views and of course YOU!
Description: We'll meet in the parking lot near the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and walk around the golf course,through the Game Preserve and back to our beginning point. This is a leaders choice hike by Dick Petruzzi. Dick is very familiar with the park and will select various routes to keep it interesting.
There is a $5 Parking fee at the Nature Center. Seniors (60) can purchase an annual membership for $25 which gives free parking at the Park and Nature Center. Good option is to park on Palm or San Lorenzo and walk the 1/4 mile to the Center.
This Hike will take place rain or shine and if the trail is muddy we will take an alternate route on the blacktop.
Best time to visit: All Year
Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 30 feet
Altitude at Trailhead: 52'
Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails
Distance:Your choice 2 to 5 Miles
Difficulty Rating: Beginner, Intermediate "Rating Chart" (http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Hiking/pages/Hike_Rating_Table/)
Fitness Level: Able to walk trails for an hour without rest.
Expected Duration: about 2.5 hours for the hike
Special Skills Necessary: Patience and practice.
Where to meet you: Please meet at Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot by 7:45 AM for check in.
Depart: Promptly at 8:00 AM from Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot
Type of travel: meet at trailhead
Things to bring: Willingness to up your fitness level. Ability to find your way if the group moves faster or slower than you.
Plus: Depending on weather conditions - 2 liters of Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike (Hiking Trail).
Event Fee: $0
Carpool Fee: $0
Dogs: No dogs please, not suitable for young children
Directions to Trailhead: See above link
Restrooms available: Drinking fountain available.
Event Guide Contact Info: Host -Dick Petruzzi