Sharon and I have been trying to do a hike every month this year [January, February, March, April ]. Late Saturday morning, Sharon, Jack, Drew and I headed to Folsom Lake. Looking for something close to home, I picked out on a hike on a section of the Pioneer Express Trail.
Hiking from Beeks Bight, we headed northeast towards Rattlesnake Bar. With a stop for lunch along the lake, we ended up hiking 5.7 miles in two hours and thirty-six minutes. Using data from Runkeeper on my iPhone, I generated a map and a Google Earth view of the hike.
Although there was lots of poison oaks along the trail, there were very few people. We had one odd experience. An old dog came looping up the trail and went by without stopping. Her owners were five or ten minutes behind her. When Rattlesnake and Horseshoe Bars open up, we will probably come back and hike a couple of additional sections of this trail.