Spectacular Fall Hikes at Dye Creek Preserve
The Nature Conservancy’s free tours provide the public with an opportunity to view the region’s most spectacular landscapes with knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
Red Bluff, California | October 17, 2013
The Nature Conservancy will host two free public hikes on a breathtaking preserve in the Red Bluff area. This is the 37,540-acre Dye Creek Preserve, located near Los Molinos. Because the preserve is a working cattle ranch, the Conservancy’s semi-annual tours provide the public with an opportunity to view some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes with knowledgeable and entertaining guides, providing insight on many cultural, geological and biological points of interest.
All events are held rain or shine, with the exception of a serious downpour. Sturdy footwear/hiking boots are a requirement. The weather may be hot, or humid and wet, so wear layered clothing, and bring waterproof clothing and a hat. Carry plenty of drinking water, and bring a lunch. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Space is limited to 25 persons, so visitors are advised to book early. To book a reservation or receive more information, contact Jackson Shedd of The Nature Conservancy at (760) 707-6942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dye Creek Canyon—October 26 and November 16. Begin time: 10 AM; end time: 2 PM
The four- to five-mile hike follows the course of Dye Creek itself, which cuts through a pristine setting of volcanic buttes, hills and extensive blue oak woodlands, before flowing into the Sacramento River. Expect spectacular views and occasional wildlife sightings, such as deer, golden eagles and woodpeckers (binoculars enhance the experience). You’ll also have a rare opportunity to explore a cave thought to be frequented by Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi Indian Tribe.
Please note: A good level of fitness and agility is required to complete the hike. Hikers will have to traverse a creek and navigate steep, rocky terrain. Dogs are not allowed during these events.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org