Tuesday, February 27th from 10am – 2pm

Join the American River Conservancy near Salmon Falls Ranch for a day of trail work as we continue to smooth out rough edges, remove barriers, post interpretive signs and create clearer marked paths for use. If we can procure enough locally sourced native oak acorns in time, we will be doing some planting around the parking lot.

We anticipate opening this new multi-use public trail and trailhead soon!

For more information and to sign up, call (530) 621-1224 or email Taylor Faye at stewardship@arconservancy.org.

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 julie@ARConservancy.org

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 and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area).

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Join the American River Conservancy near Salmon Falls Ranch for a day of trail work as we continue to smooth out rough edges, remove barriers, post interpretive signs and create clearer marked paths for use. If we can procure enough locally sourced native oak acorns in time, we will be doing some planting around the parking lot.

We anticipate opening this new multi-use public trail and trailhead soon!

For more information and to sign up, call (530) 621-1224 or email Taylor Faye at stewardship@arconservancy.org.

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 change. Some steep and rutted areas. Ages 12+ welcome.

Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Diamond Springs area).

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

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 (Pilot Hill area).

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

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 in technology can help locate trails that were heavily traveled but have now disappeared into the forest. Dee is a retired Buckeye school-teacher.  Since retiring she has been active with the Oregon-California Trails Association and the El Dorado National Forest locating and mapping the five emigrants trails into El Dorado County during the Gold Rush.

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

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

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

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. Weather or road conditions may cancel/postpone.

Please call for meeting location (Placerville area) and to sign up.

Suggested donation: $10/members, $15/non-members.

Volunteer drivers free.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

Wednesday, December 20th from 10am – 2pm

Join the American River Conservancy near Salmon Falls Ranch for a day of trail work as we continue to smooth out rough edges, remove barriers, post interpretive signs and create clearer marked paths for use.

We anticipate opening this new multi-use public trail and trailhead soon!

For more information and to sign up, call (530) 621-1224 or email Taylor Faye at stewardship@arconservancy.org.

Sunday, December 10th 9am-1pm

Join dog-lover and ARC volunteer Janet Rossi at Sly Park Lake for a 4-mile easy-intermediate hike (with some elevation change) in the Fleming Meadows trail system. At the elevation of 4000 feet you’ll enjoy pine forests and beautiful trails slightly shared with bikers and equestrians. Ages 10+ welcome. Snow or heavy rain cancels.

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

Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/each.

530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org