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ARCHIVE: GUIDED HIKES IN UNPROTECTED WILDERNESS 2001


Sept 8, 9 -- Mainstem Eel River Diversion and Middle Fork Eel Auto Tour and Day Hikes or Backpack
Hiker on Red Mountain potential wilderness with Ahto Peak potential wilderness in the background
Meet Saturday 8:00 at Cape Horn Dam to look at the Eel/Russian River water diversion project. Drive toward Hull Mountain with views of a million acres of Mendocino National Forest. We'll take short hikes into potential wilderness areas, car camping under the stars. For those wishing to camp Friday evening contact leader Lynn Ryan 707-923-4475 [email protected]

September 10 -- Chanchellula Potential Wilderness Addition
This is a four mile round trip hike and relatively easy. Chanchellula mountain, with its old growth forests gives us a birds eye view of the area. This land had special significance to the local natives and is embodied in their creation story. Meet at the Hayfork Fair grounds 3 hrs East of Eureka or 1 1/2 hours West of Redding at 9:30 AM. Leader David She'om Rose 707-574-1077 E-mail [email protected]

Sept 15 -- Mad River Buttes PW
Only one and a half hours from Arcata, Mad River Buttes offers beautiful white fir forests, dramatic geology and great views over central Humboldt County. Meet at Arcata Safeway parking lot 8:30 am. Leader Nancy Ihara 707-442-1676

Sept 15, 16 -- Trinity Alps Wilderness Additions PW
We will walk with respect in areas rich with Native American History. Activists have been defending these roadless areas for decades, let's get them permanently protected. Contact Lynn Ryan 707-923-4475 [email protected]

October 6, 7 -- Red Mountain Day Hike or Backpack
This part of the South Fork Eel River Source PW has red serpentine soils that produce rare plants and unusual vegetation. The entire hike is on BLM public land. Very steep 2 hour climb to a rolling plateau with great views of the King Range, Lassics, Yolla Bollies. Backpackers must make reservations. Meet Friends of the Eel River in Garberville 8am. Friday night pre-outing campsite available. Contact backpack leader Steven Day 707-272-1323 alt. 272-6654 e-mail m[email protected] or Lynn Ryan 707-923-4475 [email protected]

October 13, 14 -- Main Stem Eel River and Snow Mountain Additions Carcamp and Day Hikes
Meet Saturday 8:00 at Cape Horn Dam to look at the Eel/Russian River water diversion project, then to Bloody Rock trailhead to hike into the beautiful Skeleton Glade portion of the Snow Mountain PWA with its dramatic history and ancient Native American trade routes. Explore big meadows, varied forests and glades of wildflowers. Gentle elevation change. Car camp at the trailhead. Sunday we will hike into the Bear Creek potential addition to Snow Mountain. For Friday night Eel River campsite location information contact leader Lynn Ryan 707-923-4475 [email protected]