Buttermilk Bend Trail
Buttermilk Bend Trail, South Yuba River State Park
When: Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Buttermilk Bend Trail is a gorgeous hike along the South Yuba River where you can view beauties such as the canyon live-forever (Dudleya cymosa) and the globe lily (Calochortus albus). Abundant wildflowers are blooming here for all to see! Everyone is welcome.
Directions: From Nevada City/Grass Valley, take Hwy 20 west to Pleasant Valley Road, then north on Pleasant Valley Road. We will meet just past the covered bridge at the parking lot on the right-hand side.
Coordinates: 39.293293, -121.192641
Level of difficulty. Easy, level trail. Sun-exposed. Bring water and appropriate clothing. Poison oak IS present on this trail.
Trip Leaders: Erin Andrew and Josh Zupan. Erin has an M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources, has worked in several Sierran national forests. She is a Forest Ecologist with Sierra Streams Institute (SSI). Josh has been exploring the foothills and central valley along I-80 since childhood. He has a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Art. He has done two seasons of vegetation surveys in the Great Basin while pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration from CSU Monterey Bay. He now serves as a Restoration Technician at SSI.
Sign up online in advance. Limited to 20 people. Bring water, snack, hat, sunscreen. Parking is $10 per vehicle.