Our first evening hike at Big Hill in July went so well – we’ve decided to do it again in August at our Harvego Bear River Preserve!
Come with us as we explore nature and the views under the (nearly) full moon on August 9th. This will be our first time offering an evening hike at this preserve, so even we don’t know quite what to expect or what we might encounter. But our trained docents will be your guides.
Normally, you would enjoy the scenic views from the top of Bald Rock, catch a glimpse of the Bear River from the overlook point, and learn about the history of the cattle ranch in this stunning rolling oak woodland savannah setting. The cattle ranch history will be the same, but everything else will look different at dusk and as the night gets darker. The light of the (nearly) full moon is sure to add to the experience.
The hike is approximately 4 miles, and may take 3+ hours depending on the pace. We will start at 7:00pm, and should be done at approximately 10:00pm.
Difficulty: moderate to strenuous with uphill and downhill travel, uneven ground and rough terrain. This could be a little more difficult as the evening grows darker. Children under the age of 12 are not advised for this hike.
This is a wilderness outing in a natural setting: there are no restrooms, benches, or water available. Please plan ahead and bring what you will need. We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, (we suggest long pants and a light jacket), and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Bring water and snacks to enjoy along the way and you may also want mosquito repellent. If you have a camera that takes low light pictures, bring it along too!
We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on our Preserves.
Participants must sign a release of liability which is available below. Please bring it with you.
We encourage you to become a member by making a $10 minimum donation. Your donation helps expand our trail system and keeps you informed of other upcoming event. We accept cash or checks at the event, or via credit card https://www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/ .
The event begins at 7:00pm in North Auburn. Directions will be emailed after registration. The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-887-9222.
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