Nite Hike Adventure in Placer County

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Meeting Location: ATM (Sierra Superstop 13) Gas Station

25 Canyon Creek Road

Gold Run, CA 95717

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Let's go on a Nite Hike Adventure to shoot the Milky Way in Placer County! (Only 1 hour from Sacramento)

Presented by Glenn Lee Robinson, Matt Stomper, and Visit Placer.

Adventure Highlights

This FREE hike and shoot photography workshop is perfect for all skill levels. If you've never taken a picture of the Milky Way, then this is your chance to learn! We will help you with camera settings, composition, and shooting tips.

The Nite Hike will take us to an amazing vista in the heart of Placer County.

  • There is plenty of parking.

  • The road is accessible to all vehicle types.

  • The hike is rated very easy.

Early arrivers will receive free swag from Visit Placer. (Supplies are limited.)

Meeting Location and Times

Meet us at 6:30 pm at the following location:

ATM (Sierra Superstop 13) Gas Station
25 Canyon Creek Rd
Gold Run, CA 95717

We will caravan from the gas station to our photo location, which is about a 15 minutes drive and less than 15 minutes hike.

Don't be late!

The event will conclude at approximately 11 pm.

What to Bring

Participants will need to bring the following:

  • Headlamp or flashlight.

  • Extra water and snacks.

  • Digital camera (with backup memory cards, batteries, etc.).

  • Wide angle lens with at least f/2.8 aperture. 14mm f/2.8, 16mm f/2.8, or 24mm f/2.8 is highly recommended. Consider renting a lens if you don't have one of these.

  • Tripod.

  • Jacket or hoodie.

  • Bug spray (optional).

  • Lawn chair (optional).

Please note: There are no restroom facilities at the photo location, and we will be approximately 20-25 minutes from the gas station. Plan accordingly.

Transportation & Carpools

All participants are required to arrange for their own transportation.

Carpooling among participants is recommended; however, Hike & Shoot will neither coordinate nor provide carpooling.


If you have any questions, please email us at

Register and reserve your spot today!

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Meeting Location: ATM (Sierra Superstop 13) Gas Station

25 Canyon Creek Road

Gold Run, CA 95717

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