Placer Land Trust trail runs have begun! We have carved out a few fun and challenging adventures ranging from four-miles to eight miles along the trails and ranch roads on Big Hill and Harvego Bear River Preserves. Check out the photos from the first run!
I can’t count the number of people that have told me about how they used to run out at Harvego Bear River Preserve when they were a kid. It seems like there was a time when all the neighbors in the foothills were friends and everyone’s kids ran wild all over those hills! It has been a long time since a little friendly trespassing was smiled upon and ignored. However, now that Placer Land Trust has protected this beautiful property there are a lot more opportunities to get out with permission.
I ran the Bald Rock Mountain loop twice: once as reconnaissance and once as a docent for the Placer Land Trust Trail run. For me personally, the looong uphill was a killer, but the reward at the top – the rolling terrain meandering through oak woodlands and rock outcroppings past a view of the Bear River – made it worth the slog. I was thankful for the speedy lead docents who happily set a pace that pleased the faster runners and glad I had the job of sweep!
Become a member and stay tuned for the next run – we will explore a new section of trail that leads to the river….Maybe we will stop to dip our toes in the chilly Bear just like the kids that used to run wild all over!