More than half the group accepted the ranger’s invitation to extend the journey down Tinker’s cutoff, over the Highway 49 Bridge, across No Hands Bridge, over to Canyon Creek, known as the Black Hole of Calcutta. The group arrived back at the compound with smiles on their faces, knowing they got a good hike of 3.5 miles.
Liske shared stories about local mining history, Native American history, as well as the history of the endurance events that take place on the trails.
Liske says he enjoys guiding such hikes but he is usually on duty. He encourages people to get in touch with Canyon Keepers at canyonkeepers.org for monthly guided hikes in the park. The public is always welcome to come to the ranger office for a map of trails and enjoy part of the 100-miles of hiking trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area.
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