Join us on Saturday, November 14 at 9:00am for a special hike focusing on the GEOLOGY of the foothills. Our Big Hill Preserves contains unusual rock formations, the gently flowing Coon Creek, and spectacular panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada foothills and Sacramento Valley.
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. These docents have many years of experience and amazing knowledge to share with you.
DISTANCE: The hike will be approximately 4+ miles, and may take 3-4 hours depending on the pace of the group and how many stops are made to look at the various rock formations along the way.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Strenuous with uphill and downhill travel, on 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.
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/ .
We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.
Sorry, NO dogs are allowed on our Preserves, unless service animals.
We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, (we suggest long pants), and a hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent.
Bring plenty of water and a brown bag lunch or snacks to enjoy along the way. Don’t forget your camera!
Participants must sign a release of liability which is available below. Please print and bring it with you.
It starts at 9:00am in North Auburn. (Directions will be emailed after registration.)
The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event. You may sign up family members by adding their name below on the registration form. (those not in your household are asked to register themselves.)
If you have any questions, please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-887-9222.