6:00pm MEET AT THE CORNER OF FRONT AND U STREET which is next to the Sacramento Animal Shelter (2127 Front Street) and across from the California Auto Museum (2200 Front Street). Plenty of free parking.
Enjoy the Sacramento Riverfront
5 miles of relatively flat terrain at a quick pace
We leave sharply at 6:10pm and return around 7:45pm.
Contact: Shannon B. [masked]
From Front and U Streets in downtown we walk upFront Street to the levee along the riverfront to the Tower Bridge. We cross the Tower Bridge and walk north on the West Sacramento Riverwalk to the I Street Bridge. We cross the I Street Bridge and follow Jibboom Street to get back to the American River Bike Trail. We continue along the bike trail to Discovery Park where we walk out to the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers.
After regrouping at Discovery Park we walk back to Front and U Streets on the Sacramento side of the river along the bike trail and through Old Sacramento. When possible, we take a closeup river detour along the dock and pedestrian walkway.
From Old Sacramento:
Take Front Street (South)
and loop around Tower Garage
Left on Capitol Ave
Right on L Street
Right on O Street
Left on Front Street
Go (North) on 2nd Street
Make a Right on I Street
Right on 3rd Street
Right on O Street
Left on Front Street
North on Front Street
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 Bring:A flashlight light, Good walking shoes, a flashlight, and a flashlight, and a flashlight.
You can join on a shortened version of this hike. It meets about 6:27 PM on our route where the Guy West bridge meets the river at the stairs by Riverside Hall and not out in the middle of the bridge. You would also park on University avenue, around 700 to 900, on the other side of the river from the University.
**This is considered a strenuous hike. Please do not attempt if you don't like hard climbs and are not prepared.**
This will be hiking the north side of Mt. Tam starting at Lake Lagunitas using the Collier Creek Trail for our ascent and returning along the Eldridge Grade Fire Road. The ascent elevation change from the start to the top is about 1900’ with a major continuous climb of 1400’ which covers about 2 miles of the ascent. It is strenuous and you need to have good traction on your shoes because of the type of terrain. Hiking poles are suggested as well.
Trail map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/lake-lagunitas-mt-tam
Trailhead parking lot:
Duration: 4~ hours
Distance: 6.68~ miles
Total Elevation Gain: 1900'
Difficulty: Hard and strenuous
7am - Meet at the 11th and P Park and Ride
9am - Arrive at the trail head
2pm - Return to the trail head
4pm - Return to the 11th and P Park and Ride
$15 each to the driver if you carpool with someone PLUS there is an $8 parking fee per car.
What to bring:
Plenty of water and electrolytes
Snacks and Lunch
And as always . . . a fun and positive attitude!
We'll meet at Rossmoor and Ambassodor Drive at Rossmoor Bar park entrance sign. We'll be walking on a mix of asphalt and dirt trail for 1.25- 1.5 hours departing at 9am, winter hours. It's mainly flat. We'll alternate the route each time between walking to El Manto and walking to Hagan Park just to spice it up a bit. We'll walk the pace of the group, quick is preferred.
Please come prepared with water, sunscreen, layered clothing and walking shoes. Dogs and friends welcomed!
Feel free to call or text Ingrid if late at[masked] otherwise change your attendance here on Meetup so we're not waiting.
Flippin' Friday strikes again and yes, I've managed to circumvent Training Hill once more !!! That said, this hike also has an elevation change of 1000ft, so don't feel cheated, you won't be!
If you'd like to see how the 1% live, then this is the hike for you!
+++Rain is forecast right now for Friday (yay), so be prepared to get wet. As long as it's not a deluge, the hike will go +++
Nestled in the foothills near Meadow Vista, the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail makes a loop that circumnavigates the Winchester Country Club. This is an excellent training trail for anyone needing to prepare for rocky Sierra Nevada trails. Sugar Pine Mountain Trail circumnavigates Sugar Pine Mountain, coming closest to it at the halfway point on this hike.
Your trail starts out on the left side of the entrance to Winchester Country Club and ends behind you on the right side of the entrance. Just as its name implies, this mountain is home to sugar pines. The sugar pine trees you see here are growing at their lowest extent in elevation.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Change +1000 - 1000
Difficulty : intermediate
Directions to trail head
I-80 towards reno, to clipper gap exit 125.
1 mile north on Placer Hills road
Turn left onto Sugar Pine road drive .1 mile
Park at the turnout on the left, the trail head is .15 miles around the curve up the road on the left side of the winchester country club. Signed with a 0 mile trail marker.
To clarify on where to park: parking is along the road(left side) before the Winchester subdivision-- any overflow can be in the church parking lot or on the street near by.
What to bring:
Poles, good shoes, hat, layers, water, snacks, dogs are okay on a leash, and of course a good sense of humor!
See you on the trail!
I estimate the hike to be about 7 1/2 miles round trip. "The Johnny Cash Trail connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the City of Folsom plans to create a world-class linear public art experience that will celebrate and honor the legendary Johnny Cash, his music, and his history with the City of Folsom." After we cross the Johnny Cash bridge at the end of the Johnny Cash trail, I'll show the group a "secret" lake access trail where I'll introduce you to a little visited corner of the lake. It is so beautiful and peaceful that you won't want to leave, but leave it we must. Sorry.
Located in the East Bay Hills, Anthony Chabot Regional Park is a large regional park in Oakland, San Leandro, and Castro Valley. The park consists of grassy meadows, oak/bay woodlands, eucalyptus forest, sunny chaperal, campgrounds, boat launches, and Lake Chabot. Activities you can do in the regional park are hiking, walking your dog, bike riding, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and boating.
TRANSPORTATION AND MEETING TIMES
CARPOOL LOCATION AND TIME:
Meet 7:30am at 11th and P St parking lot in Downtown Sacramento if you want to carpool. Suggested carpool gas money, $4 per hour, plus fees for bridge tolls on the way back to Sacramento.
For those meeting at trailhead, meet by 9:30am at Clyde Wooldridge Staging Area, which is located at the junction of Skyline Blvd and Grass Valley Rd and is one of Anthony Chabot Regional Park's 6 entrances. And the address for Clyde Wooldridge Staging Area is 4999 Grass Valley Rd, Oakland, CA 94605. Free parking at the parking lots and along side Skyline Blvd.
DRIVING TIME FROM 11TH AND P ST TO CLYDE WOOLDRIDGE STAGING AREA: 1 hour and 30 minutes non-stop one way (1 hours and 45 minutes one way, which includes up to a 15 minute stop at a gas station/coffee shop/store along the way).
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO CLYDE WOOLDRIDGE STAGING AREA: From 11th and P St in Downtown Sacramento or elsewhere to Anthony Chabot Regional Park's Clyde Wooldridge Area, please type the following address in your gps or cell phone navigator, 4999 Grass Valley Rd, Oakland, CA 94605.
Also, you can go look online, download, and print the address and driving directions for Chabot Regional Park from your PC/MAC.
HIKING DESCRIPTIONS AND ESSENTIALS
HIKING LEVEL: Intermediate due to some hills and distance.
HIKING TIME: About 4 hours with breaks in between.
ELEVATION: About 700 feet comulative or overall.
DISTANCE: About 7 miles.
HIKING ROUTE: After getting ready for hiking at Clyde Wooldridge Staging Area, we will hike on the following trails or routes;
1. Head north, turn right and hike downhill on Jackson Grade Trail for .4 mile.
2. Slightly turn right onto Brandon Trail and hike up and downhill for .9 mile.
3. Turn right onto the Escondido Trail and hike down and uphill for 1.39 miles.
4. Turn right onto the Brandon Trail and hike gradually up and downhill for nearly 1 mile.
5. Turn right onto the Two Rocks Trail and hike downhill for about 4/5 of a mile.
6. Turn right onto the Columbine Trail and hike dowm and uphill for nearly 1 mile.
7. Keep to the right and hike on mostly level terrain for 1.1 mile on Cascade (Columbine) Trail.
8. Turn left onto Jackson Grade Trail and hike uphill for .4 mile and back to the cars and starting point.
HIKING ESSENTIALS: Bring 2 litters of water, snacks, small lunch, something to sit on during lunch, personal first aid kit, sun protection gear (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion), hiking gear (strudy hiking shoes/boots, hiking poles for the hills), and winter clothing for cold morning temps. Also, check out the essentials on the following link below; https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
REFERENCE AND LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES: The following link below has official information about hiking and other activities in Anthony Chabot Regional Park;
And the following links below have information about hiking in the regional park and leave no trace principles;
Get in nature, exercise and have a yummy breakfast half way through!!! Will be meeting at gate 150 on the 49 going towards Cook at 9:00 and leaving at 9:15. We will be hiking to American River Pizza in Cool. We will be starting from Training hill (.9 mile of strenuous) to the Olmstead Trail (rolling hills) to American River Pizza for Brunch. We will be there for about an hour and returning back on the Wendell T. Robie trail and down the Training Hill Loop. This hike that totals about 7 miles.
Suggested items to bring: Bug repellent; and plenty of water.
Dogs are okay, if you don't mind tying them to a pole outside at the restaurant and think they do have tables outside. All other rules for dogs apply.
If you would like to see their menu before we go, you can check at www.americanriverpizza.com/About-Us.html
MARDI GRAS LANES Sunday night special
$3 per game
$4.79 shoe rental
3 games + shoes = $13.79
5:45pm meet inside the lobby for teams and lane organizing.
Shannon B, Ron Yaz, or Mitch will host and assist with payment.
Bring cash for easy transactions.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME! (We're all learning too)
No outside food or drinks allowed.
info on oiled lanes:
Morning walkers, join and meet us at the parking lot by Sculpture Park, Miner's Ravine Trail, Roseville. Sculpture Park is across the street from the Roseville Auto Mall, but you have to drive to the parking lot of the 24-Hour Fitness Center. We meet at the smaller parking lot to the right of the fitness center, if you were facing it.
We briskly walk to east end of Miner's Ravine Trail, near Sierra College Blvd. Then we take a short break and then walk back. We walk about 3 miles an hour, the entire walk takes about 2 hours.
Please be considerate and change your RSVP if you cannot make the walk.
Note: Walk is canceled if it's raining. I will send an email message to those who RSVP Yes if the walk is canceled. In addition, walkers, please do not bring your dog(s). Thank you.