Geocaching Norwegian Gulch Trail12/15/2012
Hours: 10am - 1pm
Location: New Melones Lake
Contact: Ranger Hilary Maxworthy
Geocaching Norwegian Gulch Trail
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.
New Melones Visitor Center
If you missed our first Geocaching event or enjoyed it so much you want more - here is your opportunity. Rangers have hidden treasures along the Norwegian Gulch trail: will you be able to find them? Along the way, learn about the fascinating history of this area. Participants must bring their own equipment. This is an easy 1-mile hike. We will meet at the New Melones Visitor Center at 10 a.m.
Winter Landscape Photography Hike
Sunday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.
Bring your camera, owner's manual and tripod on this hike along the base of Table Mountain. We will take our time to compose shots capturing the beauty of a barren winter landscape and towering Table Mountain. We will discuss the importance of and experiment with composition along the way. This is an easy 2-mile hike. We will meet at the intersection of Shell and Rawhide Roads at 10 a.m.
Natural Bridges Geology
Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.
Natural Bridges Trailhead off of Parrotts Ferry Road
Join us on a hike down to Natural Bridges and learn about the geology that makes this area so unique! We will meet at the Natural Bridges Trailhead parking lot off of Parrotts Ferry Road at 10 a.m. Dogs are not allowed on the Natural Bridges trail.
Glory Hole Trails Mountain Bike
Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.
Glory Hole Entrance Station
Were you unable to join us on our Tuttletown Mountain Biking event, or did you really enjoy it and want more? Well, now we're biking Glory Hole! These are established trails that we can compare with Tuttletown. We will bike Carson Creek, down to Angels Creek and back up Tower Climb. This is a strenuous mountain biking event! Participants will need to bring their own bike, helmet and safety equipment. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Ranger Hilary at 209-536-9094 ext. 236. We will meet at the Glory Hole Entrance Station at 10 a.m. Participants will be given a parking pass for the duration of the event.
If you would like to participate in a program and need accommodation, please contact Park Ranger Tracy Neal at 209-536-9094 ext. 215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 14 days in advance. Ranger-led activities support the Department of the Interior's Let's Move Outside initiative which was created to encourage children and their families to enjoy outdoor activities, which abound in every city, town and community ... and where better for the public to appreciate and enjoy the great outdoors than at a Reclamation facility like New Melones? (http://www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside)
The New Melones Visitor Center and Museum is managed by Reclamation's Central California Area Office and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information on activities, directions, pet restrictions or other questions, please call 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit the New Melones Lake website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html.
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