What we’re about
Welcome to Hikers and Company! We're glad you found us.
Hiking is our main focus, but we also enjoy camping, backpacking, mindful exercising, dancing, bowling, skating, bicycling, movies, game nights, and dinners. We welcome people of all ages who are able to care for and be responsible for themselves.
To pay your $20 yearly donation, please do one of the following:
1) Hand cash to me, or your favorite event organizer, at one of our events.
3) Venmo at Shannon Brinkley @Shannon-Brinkley-6
Use the memo section to note your Meetup name and/or send me a follow up message.
Thank you for keeping our group active and thriving!
We adhere to the Leave No Trace principles to help preserve our precious natural treasures.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- THURSDAY Night Sac State University to Watt Ave and BackDos Coyotes Border Cafe, Sacramento, CA
We walk from Dos Coyotes through the university to the American River. We follow the river to Watt Ave and return on the other side of the river.
For most people this is an above average paced hike. We walk about 7 miles and it takes about 2 hours. At 6:10PM We leave Dos Coyotes at 6:10 PM. If everyone who has signed up is there we may leave at 6:10PM
- Mon, Wed & Fri River Walkers Rancho Cordova (Rossmoor & Ambassador)Rossmoor Bar Park, Rancho Cordova , CA
We'll meet at Rossmoor and Ambassador Drive at Rossmoor Bar entrance sign. We'll be walking on a mix of asphalt and dirt trail for 1.5 hours departing at 8:05 ALL year round, rain or shine. It's mainly flat. We'll alternate the route each time between walking to El Manto and walking to just past Hagan Park just to spice it up a bit. We'll walk the pace of the group, quick is preferred. We're usually 3-6 people, many don't sign up. Please come prepared with water, sunscreen, layered clothing and walking shoes. Dogs and friends welcomed! Feel free to call or text Ingrid if late or lost at 408.691.4784 otherwise change your attendance here on Meetup so we're not waiting. I always check attendance and comments at 8 :-)
- Meditation - All LevelsLink visible for attendees
Please note: On this week, until mid January, I will be out of the country. I will be conducting this event via zoom from a different country wherever I may be. Because of the time difference, I will let you know if there is a time conflict with my activities.
But I am committed to my daily meditation and I will be happy for you joining me.
This is an ongoing event, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for 30 minutes on the same time.
Click on the link provided: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85435311191?pwd=UXlsODJxbHJDUHg1dmZJbk80ZEdXUT09
How – simple – breath – for beginners
No introduction is necessary. You can mute yourself when you sign in.
Why do we want to meditate? To remove stress! Stress builds fight or flight syndrome that resides on the pre-funnel part of the brain at the back of our head, in our subconscious. When you meditate and bring awareness, the activity is on the front part of your brain and connects the two (front and back) enables you to be on the present and be conscious.
To be conscious, be aware, be mindful. You probably hear this word a lot. What does it mean? Mindfulness is to recall, remind or remember, to focus on one spot. The word is Sati or Smirti, mindfulness.
Prepare: When you focus on one thing or object, close your eyes or focus on one spot in the room. Roll your shoulders slowly forward and then slowly back. Repeat twice more and reverse the rotation. Lean your head from side to side, lowering your left ear towards your left shoulder, and your right ear towards your right shoulder. Repeat twice more and reverse. Relax your muscles throughout. Observe your breathing. Notice how your breath flows in and out. Make no effort to change your breathing unless it is irregular, then slow it down. As you rest peacefully, you begin to relax. You are meditating.
Whatever type of breathing works for you, stick to it to build your meditation practice.
Your donation is appreciated to sustain the zoom subscription.
- Peter Grubb SnowshoeBikeLink : Roseville Taylor Park-N-Ride, Roseville, CA
Expect a little more than 5 miles and 1000 ft elevation gain. Expecting about 5 inches fresh snow this week. AllTrails route
Snow base may be thin so advise bringing spikes just in case. Snow Depth Map.
Bring snowshoes, plenty of water, lunch/snacks, sun protection, and be prepared for cool temps.
Projected high of 38. weather.gov
Bad weather or chain controls on 80 will cancel. Check Caltrans conditions. Please carry chains.
If carpooling, meet at Taylor Rd park-n-ride near Shell station at 7:15. Otherwise meet at the trailhead about 8:30. If carpooling expect to pay $4.50/hour or about $13. Trailhead location
Trailhead is Donner SNOPark at the top of Donner Pass (near Borial). Passes are required: more info at SNOPark. This SNOPark can be a zoo hence the early start time.
Restroom at the trailhead.
Dogs are allowed on a lead.