The Eldorado National Forest is located in the Central Sierra Nevadas, covering a total gross acreage of 786,994 acres. This beautiful forest ranges in elevation from 1,000 ft. to 10,000 ft, and is home to 297 lakes and resevoirs, 611 miles of rivers and a vast trail system of almost 350 miles running throughout. One of the most popular spots in the Eldorado National Forest is the Desolation Wilderness. Because of its beauty and accessibility, Desolation Wilderness is one of the most heavily-used wilderness areas in the United States, restricted to hikers and horses.
The SCA trail team will be focusing their efforts this season on trail maintenance and construction along the Pony Express Historical Trail, Caples Creek, and in the Desolations Wilderness alongside eager volunteers. When not swinging tools, the team will be based ine China Flats Recreation area on the American River.
The Eldorado National Forest turns 100 years old in 2010! Come celebrate the centennial's theme, "100 Years of Discovering Forest Treasure."