June 22 Join us this Sabbath at 3pm We are meeting at Horsetail Falls- Highway 50 Just above Strawberry. A three mile round-trip hike gets you up close with this spectacular Tahoe waterfall.
Along Highway 50 at Twin Bridges, 2miles East of Strawberry. NOTE: $5 Parking fee
Location: Strawberry, Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County
Distance: 3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Elevation: 600ft (from 6,100 – 6,700ft)
Follow the signs straight ahead to the wilderness boundary (not the Pyramid Creek loop trail). At the boundary, you will need to fill out a permit to continue up to the waterfall. The trail is unclear in places as you scramble up granite rocks to the waterfall. But just remember to keep the creek on your right and the waterfall ahead of you, and you will not get lost.
It is only a 1.4 mile hike but it takes about 45 minutes to an hour. As you are hiking to the waterfall, look for two or three other tall unnamed cascades falling down the mountains to your right. These would be seasonal falls, only to be seen in the springtime. When you reach Horsetail Falls, you will be treated to a spectacular display of water rushing down the mountainside.
May 25, 2013 Join us this Sabbath at 3pm we are meeting at the Salmon Falls bridge to walk the Darringer Trail.
Bring your good walking shoes, water, sunblock, snacks, water, camera, kids and high spirits.
Salmon Falls is part of the Auburn State Recreation Area, 530.885.4527. This trail is suited for all levels as long as the beginners ride very carefully and walk some of the more technical sections, the most technical being the first mile!
From Sacramento, head east on US-50 to El Dorado Hills Exit.Go North on El Dorado Hills Blvd. for 4 miles until you reach Green Valley Rd. Across which will be Salmon Falls Rd for about 6 miles.You will cross the Salmon Falls Bridge and the trail head is out of the parking lot on the left. If you park in any of the paved lots pay the $2.00 fee just past Salmon Falls Bridge on either side of the road. The trail leaves from the North end of the parking lot that is on the American River side of the road.
Location: East of Sacramento near El Dorado Hills at Salmon Falls Bridge and the South Fork of the American River
Distance: 16-20 miles
Difficulty: Moderate strenuous, mildly technical
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Elevation: 500′ gain/loss
Ride Type: Out & back
Trail Type: Single track & Fire Roads
Learn to cook simple, delicious, vegetarian dishes, sample take-home recipes, door prizes and much more “fun for the whole family” at this months free vegetarian cooking class:
Let’s Have a Picnic
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 6pm
This months class will focus on several delicious, nutritious meals perfect for a day in the out-of-doors with friends & family, including: Kale & Strawberry Salas, Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Antipasti-stuffed Picnic Loaf, Picnic Potato Salad.
For more information call 916-482-6444