Upcoming outings with Bear Yuba Land Trust

WHAT: Classic Treks: Train Tunnels, China Wall, Petroglyphs
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20
Suggested donation: $12 BYLT Members, $19 Not-Yet-Members – Reservations Required
LEVEL: Moderate – 4+ miles at elevation
Once again the Land Trust will lead this popular outing to the Donner Summit area with amateur historians Sue Graf and Clarence Motter. The outing will begin at the ancient rock art site, then proceed up to the abandoned train tunnels where participants will learn about the drama surrounding the building of the Trans-Continental Railroad and the race across the Sierra Nevada. The hike will continue to explore related sites to this history altering event as well as other significant moments in the area’s past.

WHAT: Landmarks Commission/Land Trust Treks: Cherokee
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 25
COST: $12 BYLT Members, $19 Not-Yet-Members – Reservations & Prepayment Required
LEVEL: Easy, Car/ Walking

The Land Trust has teamed up with the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission to focus on some lesser known historical areas in our community. This second outing will be to the old town site and cemetery of Cherokee, located on the San Juan Ridge, followed up with a private tour of the North Columbia Schoolhouse. Participants will walk less than two miles total. The book,“Exploring Nevada County” will be for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Landmarks Commission.

WHAT: Farm to Fork: Celebrating Chardonnay in Oregon House
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28
COST: $35 BYLT Members, $40 Not-Yet-Members – Reservations & Prepayment Required
As late summer is prime harvest time for grapes, we continue our “foodie events”, hosted by Yuba Harvest, with a family-style lunch celebrating Chardonnay. Yuba Harvest uses local farm fresh foods which support the area’s small businesses and farms!
A visit to Lucero Vineyards to taste ripe Chardonnay grapes from the vine is followed by a delicious lunch prepared to highlight Chardonnay wines. Dessert, consisting of Filaki Farms’ selection of fruits in season, including the Spanish “Piel de Sapo” melons complete the meal. If you love delicious, fresh, local, seasonal foods, please join us for this event!

WHAT: Your Trails $ at Work: Yewei’im Bom Trail
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30
WHERE: Meet at the Burton Homestead Preserve – 16200 Lake Vera Purdon Rd, Nevada City
COST: Free – Reservations NOT Required

Join BYLT for the third hike in a series led by Trails Coordinator Shaun Clarke during this outing to Yewei’im Bom Trail at Burton Homestead. Completed this spring, the new loop trail is approximately two miles long. The trail traverses a variety of landscapes such as meadow, chaparral, mixed conifer and riparian areas. The Burton Homestead is also home to Sierra Harvest’s educational farm, Food Love Project; 4EEE’s Fox Walker program, and the Tsk-Akim Maidu Cultural Center.

For more information about any of these upcoming events, visit www.bylt.org or call 530-272-5994 x 200