Walk back in time in a blue oak woodland to explore the impact of successive human populations who walked Deer Creek Hills, from Native Americans to the early Spanish followed by gold miners from all over the world. Each group shaped the landscape, the watershed, and altered both plant and animal life. Now a working cattle ranch but remnants of each successive wave of human use remains. On Earth Day come ponder the human footprints we leave.
Everyone welcome: botany nerds, photographers, and those who just want to enjoy the outdoors in springtime. Come prepared to tromp through wet grass and cross bubbling brooks. Most hikes are 3-4 miles over uneven terrain.
Attendees must pre-register online. Space is limited.