Oct 7: 3rd Annual Llamas & Pajamas family event at the Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary in Colfax, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m., visitplacer.com.
Oct 8: Placer Grown Farm & Barn self-guided Tour, visitplacer.com.
Oct 10: Dave Schnake, V.P. for Trail Operations for Tahoe Rim Trail, will give a talk on Tahoe’s Geology at the Incline Village Library, 6:30 – 8 p.m., tahoerimtrail.org. Dave has a B.S. in Geology and a M.S. in Geochemistry.
Oct 11: Back Country Horsemen Day Ride on the El Dorado Trail, Latrobe. Contact Kathy email@example.com.
Oct 13 – 29: Pumpkin Nights at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. A ½ mile walking path with over 3,000 carved pumpkins, visitplacer.com.
Oct 14: English Benefit Horse Show, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., lbha.us/horse-show.
Oct 15: Western Benefit Horse Show, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., lbha.us/horse-show.
Oct 15: 2017 Horses for Healing Golf Tournament at Auburn Valley Golf Club, horsesforhealing.org.
Oct 15: Granite Head Trails & Ales 6.6 mile Run & 11.2-mile Run, Granite Bay, granitehead.com.
Oct 15: 5 – 7-mile Cronan Ranch Hike, led by Amy. Register with firstname.lastname@example.org or (530)621-1224.
Oct 15: Wakamatsu Historical Public Tour, 10 a.m. – noon. An approximately 1.5-mile guided hike of the first Japanese Colony (Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm) in the U.S., in 1869. Contact the American River Conservancy at (530)621-1224 to register.
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6: Auburn Hills Intermediate Hike, 6 – 8 p.m., at Railroad Park in Auburn, meetup.com/hikersandcompany/events.
Oct 20, Nov 3: Mountain Bike Rides at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 8:30 a.m., 2 – 3 hours, 10 – 15 miles, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events.
Oct 21: Star Gazing & Wine Tasting at Wakamatsu Farm, 7 – 10 p.m. Wine will be provided by David Girard Vineyards. Register at email@example.com or (530)621-1224.
Oct 21: Marshall Gold Discovery (13.1, 10k, 5k) Runs in Coloma, tctruns.com.
Oct 21: Switchback Challenge 11k & 11k Relay Runs in Meadow Vista on the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail, switchbackchallenge.com or ultrasignup.com.
Oct 21, 22: Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI at Camp Herms in Berkeley, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Register at rei.com/outdoorschool.
Oct 22: That Dam(n) ½ marathon & 10k Runs, ultrasignup.com.
Oct 22: Marlette Lake Day Hike, 8 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.
Oct 25: Loomis Basin Horsemen Association’s meeting at Loomis Round Table Pizza (eat at 6 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m.), lbha.us.
Oct 25: Bridgeview to Stagecoach to Mossy Rock 3-mile loop hike. Contact Sheila at (530)886-0673, canyonkeepers.org in advance.
Oct 27 – 29: Joe Wolter Clinic: Colt Starting/Green Horse Horsemanship/Cow working & Ranch Roping at the Cottonwood Equestrian Center, joewolter.com.
Oct 28: All-Day Enduro Motorcycle Race takes place at Rock Creek Trail System, motherlodetrails.org.
Oct 31: Tyler Lake Day Hike (near Wright’s Lake), 7:30 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.
Nov 4: Tells Creek B-17 Crash 5-mile Day Hike, 8:30 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.
Nov 4: 50-mile out and back Run from Beals Point, snerultras.com.
Nov 4: Rio del Lago 100-mile Endurance Run, 2018 Western States qualifying Run, rio100milecom.
Nov 4: 3-mile Cronan Ranch Hike, led by naturalist Gregory Lake. Register with firstname.lastname@example.org or (530)621-1224.
Nov 5: Run the Parkway Half Marathon, motherlodetrail.org.
Nov 8: Back Country Horsemen of California Mother Lode Unit Day Ride at Salmon Falls, bchcmlu.org.
Nov 9: Cowpoke Fall Gathering at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis, cowpokegathering.com.
Nov 12: 52nd Clarksburg Country Run (20 mile, ½ marathon, 10k, 5k, Fun Run), localraces.com.
Nov 14: Sierra Science: Sierra Conifers and the Mega-drought: how do trees survive, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., sierracollege.edu/events.
Nov 15: Divide Horsemen Association’s general meeting at the Greenwood Community Center, divideha.org.
Nov 17: Olmstead Loop Hike: small ponds, grinding rocks & meadow, led by Sheila Toner, 9 a.m. to noon. Register at email@example.com or (530)621-1224.
Nov 23: Turkey’s Revenge 5k, 10k & 1k Fun Run at Beals Point, singletrackrunning.com.
Nov 24 – 26: Gold Rush Shuffle Pioneer 30/50-mile Rides at Camp Far West, aerc.org.
Dec 2: Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation Annual Holiday Party, gdetf.com.
Dec 3: California International Marathon, Sacramento, runsra.org.
Dec 9: Foresthill Uphill Challenge 1k Run, singletrackrunning.com.
Dec 27 – 29: Little Rustlers Horse Camp: Success in the Saddle and in Life, 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., healingpastures.chorseranchauburn.org.