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December 2017

Magnolia Ranch hike

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, December 16th 10am-1pm Named for the small long-gone village of Magnolia that once resided along Greenwood Creek, this beautiful riparian prairie now offers easy hiking trails along the river and around its hills. Donna Orth will lead this dogs and kid-friendly 3-mile hike to the river and back. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/each. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224

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January 2018

Echo Lake Snowshoe Hike

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$10 - $15

Saturday, January 13th 8am-4:30pm     Our group will snowshoe from the Echo Lake Snow Park off of Highway 50 to Echo Lake and a ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe.  Total distance about 4 miles.  Moderately strenuous level of exertion at an elevation of about 7,500-ft. with a total climb of about 800 ft.  The hike will be led by Steve Clark, an ARC board member and experienced snowshoer. Some snowshoeing experience recommended but not required. Responsible teens and adults welcome.…

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Discovering 1850’s Overland Trails Through El Dorado County

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 - $10

Friday, January 19th 6-7:30pm     Tens of thousands of hardy pioneers crossed El Dorado County on five emigrant trails during the largest mass migration in American history in the 1850s.   Where were these trails?  How did they cross the Sierra? Is there anything left of them?  Dee Owens will explain how the Oregon-California Trails Association working with the El Dorado National Forest has located, marked, and mapped the emigrant trails in El Dorado County. She will show how new advances…

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Cronan Ranch Hikes

January 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
$5 - $10

December 9th, January 20th, February 10th 8:30 – 11:30am Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. This is a moderate level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. (Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location…

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Ridge Walk on ARC’s Cosumnes River Property

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 - $10

Saturday, January 27th 9-11am     The Van Noord property, acquired by ARC in 2002, is an 80 acre parcel with a ridge running down the center and steep drop-offs on either side. The beautiful North Fork of the Cosumnes River crosses one corner of the property. Larry Pagendarm, one of ARC’s volunteer Land Stewards, will lead this walk along the ridgeline for the length of the property with lovely views. This is an intermediate, 4-mile hike with 600-ft. elevation…

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February 2018

Cronan Ranch Hikes

February 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
$5 - $10

December 9th, January 20th, February 10th 8:30 – 11:30am   Saturday, February 10th Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. This is a moderate level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. (Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover). Contact ARC to sign up…

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Wildfire in the Foothills

February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 25th 10am-3pm     Scott Vail, ARC Board member and firefighter, will lead a hike to a wildfire that burned on both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, fire ecology, and living with fire in El Dorado County using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion. This will be an intermediate hike with gentle slopes of 5 to 6…

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