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Full moon, Sutter Buttes treks in next week

Bear Yuba Land Trust has two treks coming in up in the next week.

On Monday, BYLT offers Treks Through Time: Spenceville Full Moonwalk from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hikers on the evening stroll will watch the sun set and the moon rise. The popular trek will take hikers through open meadows and oak woodlands of the Spenceville Wildlife Area where they will see natural “tombstones” and listen for the call of the Western Screech Owl.

Organizers say the hike will be in the dark with only the light of the moon leading the way. Come in costume, if you like, to make this a festive affair. Participants will pack in their dinners and are asked to bring an extra something yummy to share with the group. This trek has filled up in the past, so register early.

It is considered easy to moderate.

On Nov. 3 from 8 to 5 p.m., join the Bear Yuba Land Trust as it partners up with the Middle Mountain Foundation for one of its most popular outings ­— only accessible in the spring or fall and by special arrangement.

The trek will go off-trail as participants climb up toward the top of the Buttes, where they will be greeted with magnificent views from the “Smallest Mountain Range in the World” of the Central Valley and up toward the Sierra Nevada. Thought to have been the center of creation by native peoples, the Sutter Buttes have been a sacred place for over 10,000 years. Come feel the wonder, see the beauty and experience for yourself the “Middle Mountain.”

The Sutter Buttes trek is $55 for BYLT members and not-yet-members. It is considered moderate to difficult (off trail with elevation gains).

To register for either hike, or for information, go to http://www.BearYubaLandTrust.org or call (530) 272-5994, ext. 200.

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