Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dave Moore Nature Area

  Dave Moore, an avid outdoorsman who worked as a BLM ranger, was stricken with multiple sclerosis at age 35. His coworkers developed this area and built a one mile loop trail so that Dave and other people with physical challenges could enjoy nature. Unfortunately either the trail has deteriorated over the years or it wasn’t built to any standard in the first place because it is not accessible. We started on the trail at the far end of the parking lot and made it to where we could get a little peek at the river through the trees. The trail runs slightly down hill. We encountered washed out sections, roots, and small rocks. We also tried going in the opposite direction by taking the trail from the other end of the parking lot. From that direction we came to some very steep sections with large rocks in the middle of the trail. It’s a nice little trail with good access to the American River but only if you’re able-bodied.
   The parking lot is large enough for any RV.  Trail
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