Day Hike (2B) - Thunder Mountain
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On this strenuous 7.2 total mile hike we’ll make our way to the summit of Thunder Mountain (http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/pacificsouthwest/ThunderMtnTrail/index.shtml) (9,410') near Kirkwood Ski Resort where we'll be rewarded with a magnificent view. 1,400’ elev. gain. Do not attend this hike unless you’re in excellent shape; participants will be expected to keep up with the group. Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, hiking poles (optional), jacket, towel or foam pad to sit on at the summit (optional; the volcanic summit is a little rough), bag for your dirty boots/shoes and money for optional carpooling and dinner. Rain cancels. No dogs.
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Iron Point Light Rail Park & Ride in Folsom (from east or westbound Hwy. 50 take the Folsom Blvd. exit in Folsom, turn left, go ½ mile, turn right onto Iron Point Rd., go 100’ and take the first right into the long parking lot located beneath Chili's and across the street from the light rail station). We'll be back to the Park & Ride by 6pm (no dinner stop) and 8pm (with dinner stop).
Trailhead parking area (Hwy 88)
View along the trail
Approaching the Thunder Mountain summit
View near the Thunder Mountain summit looking north