Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sacramento Residents Enjoy a Hike through Historic Auburn Ravine

Our Sacramento residents enjoyed a very special opportunity to explore the California wilderness on a refreshing hike through Auburn Ravine, a small historic town outside of Sacramento, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills.

The scenery along this famous California trail is unique. There are several small waterfalls through large expansive canyons, and it has the best preserved historic downtown in the state. Known as one of the oldest gold mining towns in California, Auburn Ravine still has remnants of stone walls and barriers along the trail, left behind from the Gold Rush. Residents and staff celebrated this opportunity to enjoy the scenery and explore the rich American history available on this nearby trail.

Here is what some of the girls had to say about their weekend hike:

Jess said, “Today was so much fun. I loved being outside in the American wilderness! This area is amazingly beautiful and we loved having a refreshing break from our daily routine.”

Kristin said, “I loved going on our hiking excursion today. The weather was perfect and the scenery was amazing. Being outside brings a sense of peace and serenity that I needed, and I spent a lot of this time in prayer.”

Alicia said, “I always appreciate being able to get out in God’s beautiful creation and marvel over His amazing, indescribable love for us!”

With the weather warming up, it was nice for the Mercy girls to spend time outdoors exploring nature and sightseeing. Check out these pictures from the hike through Auburn Ravine!