Purdon Crossing

Sauntering at purdon crossing

Category: Nature & Outdoors

Guided By: Hiking for Good

Location: Nevada City

Available Dates: February 17th

Approximate Time: 2 hours

Cost Per Person: $25

Experience Description

Ready for a Walking Series that leaves no one behind? Join Laura Petersen of Hiking For Good and California Naturalist Steve Roddy for some of the best trails of the season on these outings designed for folks who, like John Muir, enjoy the act of taking it slow and “sauntering” in the outdoors.

We’ll kick off the new year with a trip to Purdon Crossing, the first in our series exploring historic crossings of the Yuba River. The elegant truss bridge at Purdon Crossing (1895) spanning the South Yuba River has a unique half trough design which makes this the only bridge of its kind in California. On our walk through a forest of madrone, cedar, Douglas fir and oak we’ll follow the gentle South Yuba Trail where we’ll learn about the people, history, and natural wonders of this beautiful stretch of Wild & Scenic River.

Held once a month, these shorter saunters are meant to immerse you in nature to practice awareness and observation skills. Field guides, journals, cameras and binoculars are welcome and encouraged. Connect with nature, get healthy exercise, and make new friends.

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Sauntering Guides

Experience GuideS

Laura (Hiking for Good) is an experienced hiking guide (wilderness first aid certified) and outdoor writer with a passion for the people and places of Northern California.

Steve Roddy is a Certified California Naturalist and experienced hiking guide for the Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes and Bear Yuba Land Trust. Steve prefers sauntering over hiking and is known for his quick wit and knack for storytelling.

Where To Meet

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Directions to our Nevada City meeting location will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration. 

Safety, Restrictions, and Cancellations

This experience welcomes people of all ages, however, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Experiences purchased may be transferable with at least 48 hours’ notice. In the event your guide cancels, be sure to email us and, upon approval, a full refund will be issued within one week. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Extreme weather or other unforeseen emergencies may cancel this event.

 

This experience welcomes people of all ages, however, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Experiences purchased may be transferable with at least 48 hours’ notice.

 

BRING: Water and snacks. Optional but recommended: camera, your favorite field guide (we recommend John Muir Laws The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada), a journal and writing instrument. Please bring anything else you need to have a safe, fun, comfortable experience.

WEAR: Dress appropriately for the weather in warm layers. Sturdy walking shoes with decent tread are essential. Gloves and hat are recommended.

DIFFICULTY: This is a moderate 2 – 3-mile walk on an earthen path. Please contact your guide if there are any health or mobility issues we should be aware of.

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