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All Welcomed to Attend Canyon Keepers Hike February 7

Feb 03, 2015 10:39AM, Published by Brenna McGowan, Categories: Wellness, Community




The Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers, a volunteer organization whose members serve as docents in the Auburn State Recreation Area, is hosting a Historic Bridges Tour and Nature Hike on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 9 a.m.

All are welcome to attend!

Historian Terry Cook will lead an informative tour of the remnants of the numerous historic bridges that formerly crossed the American River near the Confluence of the north and middle forks of the river.

Cook will share visual aids and information about those bridges, from the earliest wood and cable bridges of the mid-1800s, to the towering concrete and steel current bridges of today.

Some early bridges became obsolete because they weren¹t sturdy enough to accommodate auto traffic, heavy trucks and equipment. Other means of getting goods and people across the river will also be discussed.

Agricultural Biologist Charlene Carveth will talk about the flora and fauna along the trail.
The hike will be easy and family-friendly. However, some parts of the trail are narrow and not recommended for strollers. Small children must be closely watched as there are steep drop-offs in some areas.

Hikers will meet at the American River Confluence, at the shade structure near the Curved Bridge, for this walk of approximately 2.5 miles.

Hikers should bring water, and a snack if desired. Dogs on leash are welcome. There is no charge to participate. Rain will cancel the hike.

A map of the immediate area is available as part of the hike information at canyonkeepers.org.

Post information courtesy of Canyon Keepers.



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