On Saturday, October 1st, a group of eight naturalists enjoyed a morning walk up behind the China Creek road. We parked at the bottom of the Cinder Cone, and enjoyed a leisurely walk to the top. The cone literally is composed of cinder and little grows up there. Normally, there is a beautiful 360 degree view, but that morning the mist was low blocking most of the scenic destination. We saw a few birds along the way, and on return to the cars, the clouds lifted and the sun appeared. It was a pleasant morning spent with a number of super folks. The hike leader this time was Trish Reid, an avid birder and dedicated naturalist.
Our next hike is much more strenuous: Leaving Billy’s restaurant parking lot at 8:00 a.m. Destination is Placer Lake, Led by Rika Ruebsaat. Call 295-4006 prior to the hike, if attending.
Our next evening meeting is at the Community Center on the hill by the arena, 7:00 p.m. Speakers are showing slides on their trip to Brazil. All are welcome.