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Wildfire in the Foothills


Scott Vail, ARC Board member and firefighter, will lead a hike to a wildfire that burned on both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, fire ecology, and living with fire in El Dorado County using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion. This will be an intermediate hike with gentle slopes of 5 to 6 miles from the Cronan Ranch Parking lot to Norton Ravine. Responsible teen+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. 530-621-1224 or