western states trail

Reader Input: Land should remain free

I find it impossible to believe that the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) the very organization that started charging ten dollars a day to park on state HWY 49 because it needed ...

New bridge to cross Canyon Creek near Auburn

A tricky, water crossing over Canyon Creek along the Western States Trail near Auburn will soon be spanned by a bridge. The 34-foot-long bridge is being built at the bottom of a w ...

Horse owners shepherd Placer County’s trails

It’s been an uphill battle, preserving equestrian trails in one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, but a coalition of local horse owners has held the line for thre ...

Auburn temperatures soar but some like it hot

Some want to beat the heat. Others choose to escape it. Auburn’s Jeff Buck thrives in it, with a few precautionary measures. With temperatures taking off into the torrid t ...

Reader Input: Thanks for helping to find runner

ShadowChase Running Club of Modesto extends a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Placer County Search and Rescue team for its hard work and dedication in finding one of our mem ...

Missing runner rescued: ‘I’m grateful’

A Modesto man who had been missing for two days – and who spent two nights outside, in minimal running clothes during a snowstorm – was rescued Tuesday. Search crews f ...

Search continues near Foresthill for missing Modesto man

FORESTHILL — Search crews set out amid the rain and snow Monday and continued to look for Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, who vanished a day earlier while running with a group o ...

American Fire’s burned trails near Foresthill to stay closed until May

 The U.S. Forest Service has assessed conditions on two popular trails in the American Fire burn footprint and is keeping stretches of the Western States Trail and OHV Trail L ...

Reader Input: Remote fire important, too

Finally a map and some coverage on the American Fire near Last Chance where firefighters are trying to save the cabin and mine buildings of important historical significance (&ldqu ...

Western States Trail, Gold Rush ghost towns in American Fire path

  A fire in steep, inhospitable terrain northeast of Foresthill grew overnight Monday and the U.S. Forest Service was digging in Tuesday for a long fight with a stubborn foe ...