This month’s docent led hike will be at our Big Hill Preserve in North Auburn and will focus on the GEOLOGY & HYDROLOGY of the foothills.
Docents Karl Mertz and Sarah Roeske are trained geologists. Karl is a retired geology professor from Sac State & Sierra College. Sarah teaches and does research at UC Davis with a focus on fault zones. Docent Bob Niblack is a hydrologist who retired from the Department of Water Resources and has a vast knowledge on droughts. These three docents have many years of experience and amazing knowledge to share with you.
This hike is approximately 4 miles and will take 3+ hours to complete depending on the pace of the group and how many stops are made to look at the various rock formations along the way.
Difficulty: Rated as moderate to strenuous with uphill and downhill hiking, uneven ground and rough terrain.
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, and bring plenty of water. Bring a sack lunch or snacks to enjoy along the way and your camera! You may also want sunscreen. 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.
Cost for this hike is $10 per person. Your donation helps expand our trail system and keeps you informed of other upcoming events. We accept cash or checks at the event, or you can donate online via credit card at https://www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/.
The event begins at 9:00am in North Auburn. Directions will be emailed after registration. The deadline to sign up is the Friday before the hike.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-887-9222.