Bear Yuba Land Trust offers monthly events in Nevada County to connect people to the beautiful trails in the area. Check out what they have going on in October.
What: Fireside Chat Series: 52 Hike Challenge Social
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11
Where: Inn Town Campground, 9 Kidder Court, Nevada City, 265-9900
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
Get 50 percent off regular tent camping sites; 25 percent off regular glamping sites
Join Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC), Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Inn Town Campground for this Fireside Chat and Social: 52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County. Since January, BYLT and FTHC have inspired hundreds of locals to take to the trails. Share where you’ve been so far and learn about exciting adventures coming up. Snacks and beverages will be provided as well as trail maps, trekking calendars and merchandise. It’s a great opportunity to pitch a tent or go “glamping” at the Inn Town Campground with family and friends at a reduced price. If you plan to camp, don’t forget to reserve your campsite in advance! If not camping, please park outside the campground gates and walk in. We’ll be by the campfire.
What: Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature at Hirschman Pond
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Where: Meet at Hirschman Trail parking lot, Cement Hill Road, Nevada City
Cost: Donations Appreciated!
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust at Hirschman Trail on Saturday, Oct. 14 as we continue this fun series just for families called Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature. Steve Roddy will lead this hike heads into an old hydraulic mine diggins. California Naturalist Steve Roddy will lead this outing with wildlife observations at the pond. The two-mile trail will meander through oak woodlands, pines and grasslands. A discussion about the impact of hydraulic mining will be followed by stories of the miners.
A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 – 12, accompanied with a parent or other caregiver. We’ll explore three local trails and discover the plants, animals and history of each special region. Bring binoculars (optional), water, a snack, sun protection and wear sturdy shoes. No dogs please.
What: October Walk: Orene Wetherall Trail
Where: Woodpecker Preserve
When: Sunday, Oct. 15
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
Join Trail Adopters Ray Bryars and Joe Abrell for this informative outing along the Cascade Canal and Orene Wetherall Trail. Located in the heart of Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Woodpecker Preserve, this free community hike will include plant and bird identification. Bring your binoculars and/ or camera for this easy to moderate enchanting fall walk through the forest.
The trail is located on the Woodpecker Preserve, a 28 acre parcel of land donated by local community leaders to Bear Yuba Land Trust, and was built by volunteers with donated funding. On clear days you will have some good views toward Nevada City and the mountains beyond. Bring plenty of water, snacks if needed, and please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
What: Ales for Trails
When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
Where: Ol’ Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City
Bear Yuba Land Trust is teaming up with Ol’ Republic Brewery for another Ales for Trails fundraiser.
Mark your calendar and plan on coming out for a pint (or two!) between 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the brewery located at 124 Argall Way in the 7hills district of Nevada City. It’s an evening dedicated to raising money for a community asset you care about – local trails! Award-winning beer, music, games, food and incredible people all in one place!
BYLT has built and maintains over 35 miles of local trails, with many more on the drawing board such as the Pines to Mines Trail linking the towns of Nevada City and Truckee. Trails don’t build themselves! We need your support to make them happen. Let’s drink to that.
Content submitted by Laura Petersen