May 12, 2017
We made it to the waterfall on Butcher Ranch/Downieville Downhill. The melt is on and the water is flowin. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship crew is clearing out downed trees and working with USFS crews to fix the trail.
March 15, 2017
Henry logged out 40 trees to open up 2nd and 3rd Divide Trails. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Divide Trails are free of snow and a go!
Snow + snow + moar snow = snow.
Sunrise - 1.9 miles - CLOSED
Butcher Ranch - 4.0 miles - open and cleared up to Waterfall, about 1 mile above Butcher/Pauley intersection
Pauley Creek - 3.5 miles - CLOSED
Big Boulder - 3.2 miles - Open 2 miles up from 3rd Divde, logging out week of 5/22 up to snowline for opening day options
Third Divide- 2.8 miles - OPEN
Second Divide - 6.1 miles - OPEN
First Divide - 3.4 miles - OPEN
North Yuba -15.8 miles - CLOSED due to landslide 1 mile below Goodyears Bar - North Yuba Extension is open
Downie River - 3.5 miles - CLOSED
Herkimer Mine/Bunker Hill - 2.7 miles CLOSED
Rattlesnake Creek - 3.2 miles CLOSED
Lavezzola Creek - 5.1 miles CLOSED
Fiddle Creek Ridge - 6.0 miles - OPEN and additional clearing occurring week of 5/22
Halls Ranch - 5.0 miles - OPEN from HWY 49 to Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail and additional clearing occurring week of 5/22
Chimney Rock - 4.8 miles - CLOSED
Empire Creek - 2.5 miles - CLOSED
Mills Peak - OPEN about 4.5 miles from HWY 89 up
Tamarack - CLOSED
Upper Salmon - CLOSED
Sierra Buttes - CLOSED
Sardine Lake Overlook - CLOSED
Deer Lake - CLOSED
Oakland Pond - CLOSED
Mt. Elwell - CLOSED
Round Lake - CLOSED
Bear Lakes Loop - CLOSED
Long Lake - CLOSED
Gray Eagle Creek - OPEN from Graegle Lodge down
Smith Creek - CLOSED
Mount Hough trail is open from the Reinhart Meadow.
Every year we clear, log out and repair the trails we love so much. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship trail crew went through 3rd Divide top to bottom with the focus of eliminating braking bumps and rain ruts. We put dirt back in the trail where water and or traffic as moved it. This work involved pick, shovel, McLeod, Pulaski and compaction by hand and with a plate compactor.
3rd Divide Before
3rd Divide After
1st Divide Before
1st Divide After
Big Boulder Before
Big Boulder After
Yuba Expeditions is owned and managed by Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The proceeds from Yuba Expeditions go directly back into building and maintaining these trails. By taking our shuttle, or purchasing product from the shop, you are supporting the trails we all enjoy.
These trails are maintained by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship in partnership with the Forest Service and other volunteer trail groups. Many of these trails are maintained as part of the Adopt-a-Trail Program administered and organized through the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The trail adoption program ensures that each individual trail receive regular maintenance and upkeep, each season.
The Stewardship also hosts monthly Trail Daze volunteer work days, these work days account for more than 30,000 volunteer labor hours on historic, multiple-use, and motorized multiple-use trails. If you enjoy riding high country trails in the Sierra Buttes region, then join us; as a volunteer, as a member, as a steward.