Hike With Hank Meals on the Pacific Crest Trail–Packer Lake Saddle to Deer Lake: October 4, 2014

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Join SYRCL Saturday, October 4th for what is sure to be on an exciting, educational expedition into the reaches of the North Yuba Watershed.  Once again, Hank Meals, local Yuba historian and hiker extraordinaire will share his expert knowledge of the area with 20 adventurous day-hikers.

Deer Lake_Photo by Hank Meals
Deer Lake (Photo by Hank Meals)

We will begin this stunning six-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail in a forest of red fir at pristine Packer Lake Saddle, 7,500’.  With Butcher Ranch Meadows and future SYRCL restoration site to the west, we will descend along a winding ridge to the deep blue Deer Lake, 6,100’.

To the south east several alpine lakes pepper the landscape: Saxonia, Lower and Upper Sardine, Volcano, Young America and Tamarac Lakes.  On our way back we will be treated to a panoramic view with the majestic Sierra Buttes and surrounding timbered slopes in the distance.

View of Sutter Buttes from the PCT, facing south (Photo by Hank Meals)
View of Sutter Buttes from the PCT, facing south (Photo by Hank Meals)

Bring a friend or make a few new ones, on this epic and enchanting venture into the Sierra.

Register TODAY–spaces are limited to 20 participants!

Contact Jenn Tamo at jenn@syrcl.org or 530-265-5961 ext. 201 to reserve your spot!

Fee:  $20 for SYRCL members or $35 for non-members payable the day of the hike.

Date:  Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time:  8:00 am – 6 pm Meet at the SYRCL office to carpool the hour and 45 minute drive to the Deer Lake trailhead.

Opportunities abound to explore and enjoy the Yuba River watershed with SYRCL as a volunteer or participant – check out our calendar of events to get involved, have fun and make new friends.

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