ASRA - Wendel T Robie Trail Trail Alert: Tree Down Tree Down on Wendell T Robie Trail Tree is down on Wendell T. Robie trail blocking the trail completely. The tree can be found shortly after Olmsteaf Loop Trail hits Wendell T. Robie as you come from the top of Training Hill or K2.
This quote from Superintendent Mike Howard, in the Auburn Journal newspaper today:
“2019 is shaping up to be a good year for the Recreation Area. Our general plan-resource management plan should be complete or very close by the end of the year. Once completed, we are likely to begin several projects to improve access over the next few years.
We also have a new trails crew and several road and trail maintenance projects that are gaining momentum. This is exciting to me because ASRA is a trails park and our trails have been in need of maintenance for years.
The Mammoth Bar Motocross Track rebuild is another project we have underway. We are well into the environmental compliance part of the track rebuild and could possibly see the new track in use by winter of 2019-2020."
To see the Auburn SRA General Plan and other documents, CLICK HERE. There is also a calendar of upcoming events, including a Public Comment period.
Always the third Thursday of the month, Folks Trails Hiking Club has free adventure walks through Historic Nevada City and its outlying neighborhoods. (Photo by Erin Thiem)
Folks Trails Hiking Club and Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground invites history and nature lovers of all ages to join them on a series of urban hikes through historic Nevada City and its outlying neighborhoods. Led by Jesse Locks, a California Naturalist, founder of Folk Trails Hiking Club and certified in Wilderness First Aid, these hikes are perfect for both residents and visitors looking for a deeper understanding and connection to this beautiful and unique corner of the world.
This is the third year that the organizations have teamed up to organize these "micro adventures." Over the last two years the hikes have attracted hundreds of locals and visitors.
"The hikes bring out locals, guests from the motel and the campground, and visitors to the area who are all interested in learning more about Nevada City's rich history," explained Erin Thiem, owner of the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground, and curator of Visit Nevada City on Instagram. "Because of the variety of hikes over the year, we've had repeat guests as well as a range of folks who join us just once."
A micro adventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap — yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. Each hike varies in distance from two to four miles, but would be considered easy to moderate (Nevada City is known for its seven hills). Each hike is organized around the time of year to showcase the very best of what Nevada City has to offer. The hikes focus on subjects such as fall colors, architecture, historic figures, cemeteries, bird watching, Deer Creek and the Tribute Trail, and much more.
"The hiking series is a great collaboration of all things Nevada City, both for locals and visitors," said Thiem. "It forces you to stop and appreciate the small details around town that you might otherwise miss."
To prepare for each hike, Locks spends countless hours reading and researching books, websites, and libraries, along with interviewing local old timers.
"It's a lot of fun for me to do the research and because so many people come back every month, I'm always trying to keep it fresh and new," said Locks. "It's important to both Erin and I, that people learn the history of our community, but it's more important to us that they get outside, meet new people, and build relationships with their neighbors and community. We want people to care about and love Nevada City as much as we do."
From October to April the hikes start at the Outside Inn, 575 Broad Street, in Nevada City. May to September they begin at the Inn Town Campground, 9 Kidder Court, Nevada City. Non-guests of both the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground should park off-site at either a public parking lot or on a nearby street.
Hikers are suggested to bring water, snacks if needed, and proper footwear, dress in layers and of course, their camera. Each hike happens during the day's "magic hour" when the light is filtered and beautiful, making for perfect photos. The hike is free and open to anyone who's interested in joining.
2019 Folk Trails & Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground Hikes (Always the third Thursday of the month unless noted otherwise):
Jan. 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Tribute Trail along Deer Creek (winter on the trail)
Feb. 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – The Hills of Nevada City
March 14, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Hirschman's Pond
April 11, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m – Architecture of Nevada City
May 9, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m – Trees of Nevada City
June 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Prospect Hill, Pioneer Park & Pine Grove Cemetery
July 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Tribute Trail along Deer Creek (summer on the trail)
Aug. 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Forged at the Foundry
Sept. 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Forest Bathing with special guest leader Wander Pathways
Oct. 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Fall Colors Walk
Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Day of the Dead Hike to Historic Cemeteries co-led with Nevada County Cemetery District's Matt Melugin
Dec. 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Holiday Lights Tour and Stories of Christmas' Past in Nevada County
To see the original article in The Union newspaper, CLICK HERE.
More information: http://www.outsideinn.com or http://www.folkstrail.org
Bear Yuba Land Trust is going to be busy, with YOUR help!
With all this weather we've been receiving, the trails need some extra TLC! Save the Dates for upcoming Trail Workdays -
Wolf Creek Trail on January 9, 2019 9:00 am
Independence Trail on January 10, 2019 9:00 am
Wolf Creek Trail on January 16, 2019 9:00 am
Snowdrop Trail on January 17, 2019 9:00 am
CLICK HERE for more information.
BYLT will provide the tools and expertise needed to complete the work. If you have any questions, email Shaun Clark.