Outings

APRIL 23 -- Redbud Trail to Cache Creek. Start in a meadow, wind up a ridge, enjoy oak woodlands and blooming wildflowers as we reach Cache Creek, then we’ll double back the same route.  Bring snack, water & hiking boots.  M-5-A.  Meet: 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Company, Lower Lake. By reservation only. Leader Julie Kreis (707) 671-5947. tikaljak@yahoo.com rain cancels

APRIL 30 -- MLC/Yolano Group Cache Creek Firescape hike. The Cache Creek/Lake County region was devastated by three major fires in summer 2015.  The Valley fire destroyed large parts of Cobb and Middletown, while the Rocky and Jerusalem fires swept through the ridges and hiking trails around Cache Creek.  This hike will explore one corner of the devastated hiking area.  We did this hike in the fall, giving us a vivid image of what fire can do to the landscape.  Now we will repeat the hike to witness habitat recovery.  The hike will climb the Judge Davis trail to ridgetop, follow ridges, and return on the Cache Creek Ridge trail.  The hike is approximately 5+ miles with 800’ cumulative elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water, and essentials. No dogs.  Rain cancels. Group size may be limited.  Contact leader for meeting information and reservation.  Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

* MAY 8 -- California Native Plant Society Mothers Day Walk at the McLaughlin Natural Reserve, led by Reserve co-director Cathy Koehler: details later

MAY 14 --Mt. Konocti. We will hike to the top of Wright peak on Mt. Konocti, then ascend the fire lookout tower at the top for stunning views of Clear Lake and surrounding mountains. The hike is only 6 miles round-trip, but gains 1600 feet in just half that distance. The other half is back down, of course. M-6-B. Meet 8:30 AM at Studebakers Coffee Shop in Kelseyville, right on Main Street, or trailhead on Konocti Road by 9:00. Reservations only. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490 tom.mcfarling@gmail.com rain cancels.

JUNE 4-5 -- MLC/Yolano Group Snow Mountain hike/car camp. Snow Mountain is the northern anchor of the newly created Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.  As one book describes it, “The trip to the twin summits of Snow Mountain offers scenery that includes serene forests of pine and fir, a psychedelic assortment of multihued rocks, and sweeping vistas of mountains and valleys stretching to the far horizons.”  The 8+ mile roundtrip hike climbing 2200’ to the twin peaks above 7000’ certainly provides breathtaking views.  Due to the long drive to trailhead, we will drive to Letts Lake Campground on Saturday, car camp overnight, and climb the mountain from the Summit Springs trailhead and drive home Sunday.  No dogs, rain or snow cancels.  Trip limited to 12 hikers.  For logistical details (food etc.) contact the leader, 530-756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com.

* Not a Sierra Club hike

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OUTINGS: Sierra Club Notices
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