October 7, 2021

Dear Friends of Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes,

Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes (MMIH) usually starts its season in late October, but with this dry year, we are going to wait until mid-November, hoping we get some much-needed rain before we hike.  Because of Covid-19, there will be some other changes as well.  Our biggest concern is the safety of our guides, our back-up guides (BuGs) and of course, our hikers.  We want everyone to come on a hike healthy, and then go home healthy.

It is fairly obvious that we would not have any hikes if we did not have any guides or BuGs.  These dedicated volunteers are what make our program work.  But a lot of these volunteers are over 65-years old.  Some volunteers (of any age) have compromising health issues.  Our guides and BuGs have all been vaccinated, and we are going to ask that if anyone wants to come on one of our hikes this fall/winter season, that they be vaccinated too.  If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you not sign up for our hikes this season, but instead wait for a safer time. Our reasoning is quite simple.  Some of our guides have said they will not lead hikes with unvaccinated hikers.  If we do not have any guides, then we do not have any hikes.

  We will also have a few other changes which will be listed in detail on our website soon.  We will hike with smaller groups.  We will ask hikers to keep a respectful distance of six-feet apart when hiking and to wear a mask or face-covering if you cannot.  We want to be able to offer hikes in the Sutter Buttes, and we want them to be as safe as we can make them.  We know there are differing opinions about the Covid-19 situation, but we must respect our volunteers and do what we can to keep them healthy.  So please come hike with us if you can and help us keep everyone safe at the same time.  We ask that you please accept and respect the Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes way of offering hikes.  And we ask that you please respect our guides and BuGs.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Greg Payne, President

Board of Directors

Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes

 

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Event Ratings are a guideline to help you to choose an outing that matches your fitness and ability.
Distance and elevation gain are dependent on the outing, the property, and the guide.

1 Boot = Easy: One to three miles and less than 300 feet elevation gain/loss.

2 Boot = Moderate: Two to five miles and generally less than 600 feet elevation gain/loss.

3 Boot = Moderately Challenging: Four to seven miles with the possibility of multiple elevation gains/losses of 600-1000 ft.

4 Boot = Difficult: Four to seven miles and/or elevation gains/losses, likely in excess of 1000 feet.

5 Boot = Strenuous: Four to eight miles with multiple and/or significant elevation gains/losses.

6 Boot = Extreme: Five OR fourteen miles with multiple and significant elevation gains/losses.

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* The cost of this outing is $45