Upcoming events

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Water Color Wild Flowers: Come along and learn about painting the wildflowers in the forest. All paper, paints, and materials supplied, but each participant should carry their own. A mile wander through the forest and a couple of hours dabbing paint on paper! This activity is geared to beginning and intermediate art enthusiasts who are willing to hike a little and paint a little. All participants will leave with their art work! This is a three-hour event. Please call Carson Pass Station,209-258-8606, to register.

    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Calling all Junior Rangers: Come along on a Nature Scavenger Hunt and come away with some knowledge of wilderness safety and what plants, trees & animals live in the Sierras. A one hour amble up the PCT trail with fun activities along the way. All participants will earn a junior ranger patch by completing a short series of questions. This is a short hike to Frog Lake for 5-13 year olds. To reserve a spot call the Carson Pass Station at 209-258-8606.

    • 16 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Old Man and the Mountain Naturalist Hike: Frank Tortorich, a former ranger and published historian, leads this hike by asking “Do you see what you are looking at?”  and urges people to see glaciation and more in the forest they think they know. A meander over a couple of miles, pausing to appreciate the many hidden treasures of the forest. All participants will leave with knowledge of the forest! This event is 1-2 hours to Frog Lake.

     For reservations call the station at 209-258-8606
    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    History Hike with Frank: Frank Tortorich, local author, will lead a hike focused on the history of Carson Pass. His books can be found at the Carson Pass Information Station. He will share some stories during a relaxed hour and a half walk. All participants will leave knowing more about Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and the pioneers of the area. This is a 2-hour relaxed hike. To Sign up, please call Carson Pass Station: 209-258-8606

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Calling all Junior Rangers: Come along on a Nature Scavenger Hunt and come away with some knowledge of wilderness safety and what plants, trees & animals live in the Sierras. A one hour amble up the PCT trail with fun activities along the way. All participants will earn a junior ranger patch by completing a short series of questions. This is a short hike to Frog Lake for 5-13 year olds. To reserve a spot call the Carson Pass Station at 209-258-8606.

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Explore the geology of the Sierra Nevada and Carson Pass with Docent Carl Gwyn. We will start at Carson Pass Station at 10:30 a.m. and will enjoy a leisurely hike to Frog Lake as we discuss earth processes, the formation of California and the Sierra Nevada, volcanic activity in and around Carson Pass, glaciation, and the deposition of gold in the Mother Lode with its historical and societal effects on our young nation. Our hike to Frog Lake is about 1.5 miles one way will end at Frog Lake. It will last about 90 minutes with frequent stops for discussion. From Frog Lake the participants can return to Carson Pass or continue to other destinations of their choice. Please bring water, a snack or lunch, sun screen and wear sturdy shoes. To sign up, please call Carson Pass Station, 209-258-8606

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Explore the history of the Emigrant Trail with Docent Carl Gwyn. On this short hike starting at Carson Pass Station at 10:00 a.m., we will walk down to the where the old highway crosses the Emigrant Trail at Devil’s Ladder. From there we will follow the wagon track to register rocks where the immigrants from the east wrote their names with grease from their wagon wheels. These names have been preserved by the IOOF, which has painted over the original names with white paint. We will talk about the Mormon Battalion and the journey of the Mormon Emigrants back to Salt Lake City, which lead to the establishment of a major route for immigration from the east, the Mormon Emigrant Trail. We will pass the marker of an Unknown Pioneer and return to the station. The hike is about 1/2 mile long and will last about 45 minutes. Closed shoes are recommended. To sign up, please call Carson Pass Station, 209-258-8606

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Water Color Wild Flowers: Come along and learn about painting the wildflowers in the forest. All paper, paints, and materials supplied, but each participant should carry their own. A mile wander through the forest and a couple of hours dabbing paint on paper! This activity is geared to beginning and intermediate art enthusiasts who are willing to hike a little and paint a little. All participants will leave with their art work! This is a three-hour event. Please call Carson Pass Station,209-258-8606, to register.

    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Calling all Junior Rangers: Come along on a Nature Scavenger Hunt and come away with some knowledge of wilderness safety and what plants, trees & animals live in the Sierras. A one hour amble up the PCT trail with fun activities along the way. All participants will earn a junior ranger patch by completing a short series of questions. This is a short hike to Frog Lake for 5-13 year olds. To reserve a spot call the Carson Pass Station at 209-258-8606.

    • 6 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Soar with the Birds and Walk among the Trees of Carson Pass: Mike will lead a hike focused on spotting and appreciating local birds. He will also be pointing out the trees of the area. This will be on an easy trail. The event is about 2 hours. To sign up please call Carson Pass Station: 209-258-8606

    • 26 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Station

    Soar with the Birds and Walk among the Trees of Carson Pass: Mike will lead a hike focused on spotting and appreciating local birds. He will also be pointing out the trees of the area. This will be on an easy trail. The event is about 2 hours. To sign up please call Carson Pass Station: 209-258-8606

Past events

6 Aug 2022 Devil's Ladder Hike
5 Aug 2022 Geology Hike
1 Aug 2022 Bird/Tree walk
30 Jul 2022 Devil's Ladder Hike
29 Jul 2022 Geology Hike
13 Jul 2022 History Hike
12 Jul 2022 Naturalist Hike
12 Jul 2022 Bird/Tree walk
6 Jul 2022 Flower Walk
2 Jul 2022 Devil's Ladder Hike
2 Jul 2022 Flower Walk
1 Jul 2022 Geology Hike
17 Jun 2022 Flower Walk
16 Jun 2022 June Board Meeting
14 Jun 2022 Watercolor Walk
28 May 2022 CP Station Opens
18 May 2022 May Board Meeting
27 Apr 2022 April Board Meeting
23 Mar 2022 March Board Meeting
16 Feb 2022 February Board Meeting
19 Jan 2022 January Board Meeting
15 Dec 2021 December Board Meeting
13 Nov 2021 Annual General Meeting
20 Oct 2021 October Board Meeting
15 Sep 2021 September Board Meeting
31 Aug 2021 Birds of CP
28 Aug 2021 Tree Walk
24 Aug 2021 Natural History Hike
23 Aug 2021 History Hike
18 Aug 2021 August Board Meeting
14 Aug 2021 Tree Walk
10 Aug 2021 Birds of CP
31 Jul 2021 Birds of CP
25 Jul 2021 Geology Hike
25 Jul 2021 Junior Rangers
24 Jul 2021 Tree Walk
24 Jul 2021 Geology Hike
23 Jul 2021 Backpacking Hacks Hike
20 Jul 2021 Natural History Hike
19 Jul 2021 History Hike
18 Jul 2021 Geology Hike
17 Jul 2021 Geology Hike
14 Jul 2021 July Board Meeting
11 Jul 2021 Painting Wildflowers
10 Jul 2021 Painting Wildflowers
4 Jul 2021 Wild Flower Walk
3 Jul 2021 Tree Walk
2 Jul 2021 Wild Flower Walk
27 Jun 2021 Painting Wildflowers
26 Jun 2021 Painting Wildflowers
25 Jun 2021 Junior Rangers
22 Jun 2021 Backpacking Hacks Hike
16 Jun 2021 June Board Meeting
19 May 2021 May Board Meeting
24 Mar 2021 March Board Meeting
24 Feb 2021 ENFIA Board Meeting for February
20 Jan 2021 January Board Meeting
16 Dec 2020 December Board Meeting
5 Dec 2020 Annual General Meeting and Interpretive Training III
18 Nov 2020 November Board Meeting
21 Oct 2020 October Board Meeting
16 Sep 2020 September Board Meeting
21 Jul 2020 Board Meeting
16 Jun 2020 June Board Meeting
23 May 2020 Delayed Opening CP
19 May 2020 May Board Meeting
21 Apr 2020 Board Meeting
17 Mar 2020 Board Meeting postponed
28 Jan 2020 Board Meeting
7 Dec 2019 Annual General Meeting
8 Oct 2019 Board Meeting
29 Sep 2019 CP Station Closes
28 Sep 2019 History of Carson Pass
21 Sep 2019 History of Carson Pass
14 Sep 2019 Geology Walk
14 Sep 2019 History of Carson Pass
10 Sep 2019 Summer Art
10 Sep 2019 Tree Walk
7 Sep 2019 History of Carson Pass
4 Sep 2019 Children's Nature Walk
3 Sep 2019 Children's Nature Walk
31 Aug 2019 Geology Walk
31 Aug 2019 History of Carson Pass
24 Aug 2019 History of Carson Pass
23 Aug 2019 Ranger Frank Walk
21 Aug 2019 Geology Walk
20 Aug 2019 Board Meeting
17 Aug 2019 History of Carson Pass
16 Aug 2019 Geology Walk
10 Aug 2019 History of Carson Pass
9 Aug 2019 Ranger Frank Walk
6 Aug 2019 Tree Walk
5 Aug 2019 Summer Art
5 Aug 2019 Hike with a Naturalist.
3 Aug 2019 History of Carson Pass
3 Aug 2019 Geology Walk
30 Jul 2019 Tree Walk
29 Jul 2019 Hike with a naturalist.
18 Jul 2019 Ranger Frank Walk
14 Jul 2019 Wildflower Walk
13 Jul 2019 Geology Walk
9 Jul 2019 Summer Art
4 Jul 2019 Geology Walk
1 Jul 2019 Children's Nature Walk
30 Jun 2019 Children's Nature Walk
25 May 2019 CP Station Opens
11 Apr 2019 Sample Event #1
9 Apr 2019 Board Meeting