June 7 events
n Hirschman Trail Kick-Off
Trail building demonstrations and walks will be held hourly from 10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. Bring walking shoes and water.
A short dedication by Nevada City Mayor Sally Harris will be held at 1 p.m. Parking is available in the Rood Center County lot. The trailhead is located a short walk across Cement Hill Road. Limited seating is available. Foldout chairs and water are recommended.
n Burton Homestead Children’s Activities
Children can explore nature and wildlife through craft activities during the Nevada County Land Trust kid’s camp open house. Children and their parents can take a guided bird walk or visit Maidu bark houses. The open house will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at 16200 Lake Vera Road. Bring water, snacks and good walking shoes.
n Larimer Trail Project
Wolf Creek Community Alliance will lead a walk from Glenn Jones Park (Northstar Mining Museum), down Wolf Creek along the route of the proposed and partially completed Larimer Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. for this 2 mile round-trip hike. Bring water and good walking shoes.
n Mountain Bike Rides
Bicyclists of Nevada County will lead beginner and advanced level mountain bike rides from the Rood Center parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon. Both rides will feature local roads and trails. Bring water and a bicycle.
n Deer Creek Tribute Trail
Friends of Deer Creek will lead a trail hike along a portion of the Tribute Trail route. This project will link roads, trails, and canal routes through Nevada City along Deer Creek. Participants will learn about the long-term goals of the grant-funded project and miners and Maidu history. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Mountaineer Mine site, located about half a mile down Champion Road from Old Downieville Highway. This 5 mile hike will last 2 to 3 hours, so bring water and good walking shoes.
Other events include:
n May 31
Gold Country Trails Council will host an equestrian ride out of Skillman Horse Camp, east of Nevada City on Highway 20. The $20 entry fee includes one poker hand, raffle ticket, and a meal after the ride. Sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Riders depart at 10 a.m.
n June 3-6:
Local Walks with Bill Nickerl
Bill Nickerl, long-time trail guide with the Nevada County Land Trust, will lead a number of walks on local trails from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
June 3: Memorial Park to Empire Mine
June 4: Thiesen Trail in Alta Sierra
June 5: Litton Trail near Sierra College
June 6: Loma Rica Ranch
For all walks, meet at the Beam Center on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley.
n June 6:
Slide Show with John Olmsted
Naturalist John Olmsted will host a slide show at the Madelyn Helling Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to feature trail projects he is involved in. Discussion will include his dream to continue the John Muir Trail throughout California.
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