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Flippin' Friday Double Trouble "Hillacious"­ Hike - Auburn - 6 Miles Int/Adv

I've flipped out this week and decided to experiment with another new "hillacious" route for you guyz to try. You wanted more hills, so here they are!

We'll meet at the trailhead (Green Gate #138 I believe) at Russel Rd in Auburn, hike Stagecoach to Upper Stagecoach, to Mossy Rock, to the Confluence, where we'll catch our breath before heading over for some serious climbing up Training Hill (Pointed Rocks).

Ps This first part of the trail is all downhill, but affords great views of the Confluence area below. But wait, whatever goes down, must go up, right? Oh yeah....

Once at the top of this 1000 ft monster hill (we love it really), we'll come back down via Pig Farm, nip across the bridge and up Tinker's Cut Off to Stagecoach. This 2 mile 800ft climb will lead us back to our cars, which I'm sure we'll be very happy to see at the end of the hike!

Should be about 2000ft of elevation gain, total.

As usual, bring water, snacks if needed, sturdy shoes, poles, and a good sense of humor - you'll need it on this hike!

http://www.parc-auburn.org/parc_map.htm

Directions:

From Sacramento area:

Take I-80 towards Reno

Take exit 120 for Lincoln Way in Auburn

Turn right onto Lincoln Way

Turn left onto Russell Rd

Destination will be on the left, about 0.6 mi down Russell Rd.

You won't miss the trailhead, as it has a small parking area for about 10 cars and is easy to spot. There is no fee to park here. However, if all the spots are taken, you can park on the road, you just have to be creative.

See you there!

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  • Sherpa H.

    oh juli, juli, juli -- you can't miss our group-- we all walked over to your house waiting to be served a barbeque lunch-- rain check ; )

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Barbecue and Potluck a Rain Check With or Without the Group also!!

      February 18, 2013

  • Beatrice S.

    What a great hike and hillacious workout with a fabulous group of hikers! Thank you Carla! Thank you all! Did anybody find out what happened to Juli?

    February 18, 2013

  • Christy

    Incredible picture, Anita! Most of us were clicking away with our phones, yet had no glasses on, thus had no idea of what we were taking picts of. Thank you!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The dog thought the two runners were the front end of our group (which is a reflection of the hike's pace). She liked their pace. Dog recovered. Thanks for the fun intro to a new part of the world!

    2 · February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was worried too. The girl in the pink shirt and the guy with the curly hair, blue shirt, and camelback? They passed up as we were climbing the hill? I had chatted with them a little earlier so they knew I was from Reno. When this Reno dog accompanied them on their run for over two miles, they suspected she had run amuck. They are now in my phone as Dave the Dog Saviour and Michelle.

      2 · February 15, 2013

    • Christina S.

      Anita - Happy you found Bear safe and sound. Also, thanks for taking pics and sharing - amazing shot of the eagle!

      1 · February 16, 2013

  • Carla

    Wow, what a gnarly, and may I had, oversized group! We've never had so many people on a Flippin' Friday hike before, even when Sherpa served his infamous margaritas! This was definitely a good workout...great weather, great people, nice dogs, and of course an amazing 9 year old boy scout who keeps the front pack jostling for position! Glad everyone had fun..C u next time!

    2 · February 16, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Anita, your picture of the Bald Eagle is great!. Thanks for posting it.

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    Awww.. nice to be back in warmer clims-- it was the double trouble and hillacious drawing me back-- amongst old friends and bunches of new ones-- welcome to all those new to Training hill and flippin friday hikes-- everyone did great and this was a nice new variation -- i thought we've done it all... but carla you keep surprising-- thanx

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Christy

    Dang, Carla... I'm gonna start leading hikes just to get this kind of touchy-feely stuff.. Look at this -- you're surely "Queen For A Day"!! (Altho you're too young to know what that tv show was.... :-/

    But... it's all well-deserved. You provide hikes with such variety, spunk, & organization. Thank you, & hope you totally lick the sick-buggie soon... :-)

    2 · February 15, 2013

  • Darla

    Great hike on a beautiful day with very nice people! Thanks Carla.

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • EB

    Beautiful day and great company. Thank you Carla

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Carla! Beautiful day, nice people and good trails. Perfect.

    February 15, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thank you for another great hike. I hope it didn't set you back on your recovery.

    February 15, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Thanks Carla. You picked another perfect day and just the nicest people for a great hike.

    February 15, 2013

  • Christina S.

    Great hike today. And - Bald Eagle sighting - Amazing! Carla, thanks for organizing - I can't imagine what the pace would be if you were not sick!! Feel better soon.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Thanks!

    February 15, 2013

  • Ron T.

    Fast pace and Good people Thank you for the time on the trail

    February 15, 2013

  • EB

    Anyone driving from Folsom would like a ride for two.

    February 11, 2013

    • Darla

      I just opened all the replies - I'll still come to Raleys at 8:30 and we'll see who shows up

      1 · February 14, 2013

    • Beatrice S.

      It looks like you Darla, EB and her son, Frank and myself will meet at Raley's parking lot on Blue Ravine and E.Natoma. Let's try to fit all 5 of us into one of our cars.

      February 14, 2013

  • Meg

    Just too much gardening to do. Have fun!

    February 14, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    Because of a job change, I have changed my plans to not hike Friday

    February 14, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Driving from Folsom, but can't stay for BBQ.

    February 14, 2013

  • Beatrice S.

    Does anyone want to carpool from Folsom?

    February 14, 2013

    • EB

      Beatrice, we will see you at 8:30. Thanks Elisa & Joaquin

      February 14, 2013

  • Carla

    Hi All,
    Wow, we have a big group for tomorrow, and a good weather forecast too! Just a quick note - I've been sick all week - no voice (much to Annie's delight), sore throat and cough. While I'm up for some of the hike, I may end up bailing on the second half...I'll just have to see how I'm doing by tomorrow. But, most of this group know the TH section like the back of their hands, so the hike will certainly go on, whether I'm on that part or not. I hope to be....
    C U all tomorrow!

    February 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thank you Juli for the generous offer but I won't be able to make it this time.

    February 11, 2013

  • Anthony

    Hey, sorry I could not makei t, sounds like it would have been a fun hike, I was called into work....:-(

    February 9, 2013

  • Rose

    Working--Another time.

    February 9, 2013

  • Christina S.

    And this time, I'll be there!

    February 8, 2013

  • Anthony

    HI, not sure how to get there. if someone knows how and needs a ride, let me know.
    Anthony

    February 8, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    +1 "Sweet" dog (if I remember to bring him;)

    February 8, 2013

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