Marshall Gold State Historic Park
Saturday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m.
This hike has been scheduled then canceled due to weather. The third time has to be the charm and worth waiting for! We’re hoping for wildflower displays but regardless, the park is beautiful park and our time there interesting and fun.
ABOUT THE PARK: James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah (beautiful valley). A trail along the river includes historical signage, a replica of the sawmill, and several native homes.
ABOUT OUR WALK/HIKE: We will begin with a historic walking tour through the park. Then we will take a short hike up to James Marshall’s monument where we can enjoy a beautiful vista of the valley. We’ll end by hiking down through the old town of Coloma which includes the historic church and cemetery. Plan on 1.5 hours to see it all. Sturdy shoes, hat, and water are recommended.
WHERE AND WHEN TO MEET: Informal carpools will leave CSA at 7:30 a.m. or you can drive yourself. We will gather in front of the Argonaut Café in the cute downtown area at 8:15 a.m. We will leave for our walk from there at 8:30 a.m. Parking is $10 or free with a state park pass.
PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE LOBBY OR RSVP pe************@gm***.com.