|Hikers being introduced to the ranch.|
Working ranches are hosts.
The Harvego Bear River Preserve consists of 1,773 acres which are a part of the 2,300-acre Bruin Ranch,
located in the woodlands in the Auburn Valley-Bald Rock Mountain area. The ranch is west of Highway 49, past the Auburn Valley Golf Course, and south of the Bear River.
|Poison oak was all over the hills, but avoidable only if you stay right on the trail. This photo provided by Steve V.|
These are hikers on this ranch tour, many from a Meetup group, and some registered on their own. All were enthusiastic and fun participants.
|Woodland the trail meanders through.|
|Clear-Winged Grasshopper, photo and identification provided by Steve V.|
|The Bear River running far below our hike today.|
|View from the top of Bald Rock Mountain.|
Steve V. provided scientific names of flora we observed and photographed.
|One of the several ponds we passed.|
BLM ~ Bureau of Land ManagementNear Auburn, CA