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Fall in the Feather River Country of the Northern Sierra (241-211)

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8

With Dr.Glenn Keator, field botanist, author of numerous books on California native plants

DATES: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8
Price: members $195.00, nonmember $220.00 (does not include accommodations or transportation).

ACCOMMODATIONS: I suggest the Comfort Inn in Oroville. It's best to drive up Friday evening and stay an extra night for an expedient start on Saturday.

DESCRIPTION
The Feather River drainage represents the northernmost extension of the Sierra Nevada. This is a land of rugged contrasts, beautiful any time of the year, with rushing streams and rivers, diverse forests, and waterfalls. We'll be able to see all the shrubs and trees in their early fall condition when leaves have begun to turn color, and fruits are ripe. Despite the quietness of the scene--flowers are few--there is a lovely quality here before the winter rains come again. We'll focus on learning the woody plants and ferns.

ROUTE AND MEETING PLACE: The fastest way--allow around 2 and 1/2 hours driving time--is to take Hwy. 80 east to Sacramento, turn briefly onto Hwy. 5 going north, then onto Hwy. 99 north, and finally onto Hwy. 70 (signed for Marysville). Highway 70 takes you all the way into Oroville. Exit at Montgomery Street, go to the signal, and turn right on Feather River Boulevard. The motel is just down the street on your right. If, by chance, you elect to drive up Saturday morning, I suggest driving to the Feather Falls trailhead and meeting us there. To get there, exit Hwy. 70 in Oroville onto Hwy. 162 going east. Carefully follow this highway around 7 miles and turn right onto Forbestown Road. After a few miles, veer left onto Lumpkin Road and go for around 10 or 11 miles. You'll see a sign pointing left at the last turn for Feather Falls; follow this road downhill to the Feather Falls parking lot. We should arrive at the trailhead around 9:45.

ITINERARY:
Saturday, October 7. We'll meet at the Comfort Inn in Oroville at 8:30 am. We'll then car caravan to the Feather Falls trailhead. This will be an all-day hike of around 9 to 10 miles round trip to the sixth highest waterfall in the U.S. We'll pass through montane coniferous forest, chaparral, and open woodlands en route with beautiful views. Overnight in Oroville.

Sunday, October 8. This morning, we'll head up Highway 70, which takes us along the north fork of the Feather River. We'll make several stops to see special plants, then head into Quincy. Our scenic route takes us home via Hwy. 89 to Donner Pass, then on into the Bay Area on Hwy. 80.

 
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Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $195.00; nonmembers $220.00 
Notes Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8  
Directions & Parking ROUTE AND MEETING PLACE: The fastest way--allow around 2 and 1/2 hours driving time--is to take Hwy. 80 east to Sacramento, turn briefly onto Hwy. 5 going north, then onto Hwy. 99 north, and finally onto Hwy. 70 (signed for Marysville). Highway 70 takes you all the way into Oroville. Exit at Montgomery Street, go to the signal, and turn right on Feather River Boulevard. The motel is just down the street on your right. If, by chance, you elect to drive up Saturday morning, I suggest driving to the Feather Falls trailhead and meeting us there. To get there, exit Hwy. 70 in Oroville onto Hwy. 162 going east. Carefully follow this highway around 7 miles and turn right onto Forbestown Road. After a few miles, veer left onto Lumpkin Road and go for around 10 or 11 miles. You'll see a sign pointing left at the last turn for Feather Falls; follow this road downhill to the Feather Falls parking lot. We should arrive at the trailhead around 9:45.  
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