Saturday May 6th: Arnold Rim Trail Natural History & Sunday May 7th: Get to Know Your Conifers
Arnold California – May 5, 2023 – Events – The Arnold Rim trail Association is hosting two Guided Nature walks this weekend Rain or Shine in Arnold California.
Join retired National Park Service Rangers Mary Anne Carlton and Nancy Muleady-Mecham as they share their extensive knowledge of the ecology and history of the Arnold Rim Trail and its environs. These gentlly paced walks meet at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in White Pines at 9 am, follow the paved ADA trail, and are about 2 miles round trip on easy terrain. Walks proceed rain or shine!
Mary Anne and Nancy are knowledgable, engaging, humerous, and love to teach!
“Arnold Rim Trail Natural History” join Nancy on Saturday May 6th and Saturday May 20th. Nancy has a wealth of knowledge about the natural history of the flora and fauna of our forest community. 9 am start; 2 miles, 2 hours.
“Get to Know Your Conifers” this delightful tree identifier walk with Mary Anne is on
Sunday May 7th and Saturday June 10th. Learn everything you need to know about identifying trees in the Arnold area. 9 am start; 2 miles, 2 hours. For the April 15th walk there are still some scattered patches of snow on the trail. Mary Anne recommends boots, maybe poles for those who like poles.
Learn More About the Arnold Rim trail
The Arnold Rim Trail (ART) is a unique trail system at mid-elevation in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. A non-motorized trail system designed for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, it connects the many wonders of public lands along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway stretch of Hwy 4 to its communities, creating a high level of access for its residents and visitors. You’ll discover breathtaking vistas with panoramic views stretching from Mt. Diablo in the East Bay Area to snowy Mt. Lyell on the high eastern slopes of the Sierras near Yosemite, then dive down into canyons with streams coursing through the shade of older growth forests of cedar, pine, fir and oak. High rocky promontories, native acorn grinding rocks, a magnificent waterfall, many birds and wildlife of all kinds, and a lake lie along its current completed section in the part of the Stanislaus National Forest known as the Interface.
The Arnold Rim Trail Association is an all volunteer citizen advocacy group dedicated to serving the needs of both the natural and human environment as it brings community members passionate about non-motorized recreation together to help make the Arnold Rim Trail one of the Sierra’s greatest treasures.