Saturday, March 10th 10am-1pm

Calling school-age hikers and their families.  Join Catherine and Ola Jane as they explore the great outdoors. Bring your favorite field guide, binoculars, lunch, good walking shoes, and your spirit for adventure. We’ll hike for about an hour, snack and explore, and then hike back.  Location will be announced as we get closer to the date. We expect to hike about 3 miles total.  Catherine and Ola Jane have both completed the California Naturalist program and love to share and learn with others.  Hope you can join us.

Contact ARC for meeting location (TBD) and to sign up.

FREE: Donations encouraged. or 530-621-1224.

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 miles from the Cronan Ranch Parking lot to Norton Ravine. Responsible teen+ welcome.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area).

Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.

530-621-1224 or