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Wildflower Hike

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Apr 14 8:00AM - 1:00PM

I am going to take an early guess on when wildflowers will be in full bloom this year. This hike has rewarded the group in the past with great color. We will meet at Newcastle and carpool to Colfax to hike the Windy Point trail. The trail follows the side of a cliff over the river and has some steep sections. I would recommend this only if you are sure-footed and in fairly decent shape with no medical conditions that might be aggravated by climbing the steep sections of the trail. Now, if anyone is still interested, it is amazing to me that a trail this scenic is so close. The canyon is fairly narrow but with quite a variety of wildflowers all around. Because the canyon is narrow, you may be challenged to get a good shot with a view, but I know we have members who do great things with a camera. The abundance of flowers will offer many opportunities for closeups and macro shots as well. The trail is 3 miles or so round trip depending on where you turn around and if you take a spur trail to the river and it is fine if anyone wants to linger, hike less and get swept up on the return. We will grab lunch in Newcastle upon our return for those who want to stay for such. For more trail details, see:

http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/windy-point-trail/sieF0B6643F67FD5EE80

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