Mosaics Hiking at Bassi Falls

Mosaics Summer Hiking at Bassi Falls, Pollock Pines, CA

This event is for all mosaics and their friends. It’s very easy and short 15 min. hiking (one way) suitable for toddlers and dogs. Those who are advanced climbers, you may try to climb to the top of falls after arriving to Bassi Falls picnic area. There will be a prize for the best photo during the hiking.

* Note: There will be no language classes at Davis Community Church on May 12, 2018 due to hiking.

Bassi Falls Hiking Information:

• Location: Pollock Pines, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County (Takes about 2 hour-driving from Sacramento)
• Height: 109 ft.
• Access: parking lot
• Distance: 1.2 miles (Round Trip)
• Elevation: 5400 ft. (-50 ft.)
• Season: Apr-Jun
• Difficulty: super easy
• Lat/Long: 38.89213, -120.33102

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Directions:

From Hwy #50 about 20 miles east of Placerville, turn left (north) onto Ice House Rd (Forest Road 3). Drive 15.9 miles on Ice House Rd. to Union Valley Reservoir. Turn right onto an unmarked dirt road (Road 12N32A), just after crossing the bridge over Big Silver Creek (opposite Big Silver group camp). Drive 0.2 miles to a junction and turn left. Then, drive 0.8 miles to another junction and turn right. Drive another 0.7 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road (total 1.7 miles along the dirt road). We can meet at the end of the road parking lot around 11 ~ 11:15 am. ♥

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>> Schedule on Saturday, May 12, 2018 <<

• 9:00 am: Depart from DCC Staff Parking Lot, 421 D Street, Davis (next to Fellowship Hall). All drivers and riders, please come by 8:45 am for the maximum carpooling. Please bring your lunch, snacks, and drinks.

• 11 ~ 11:15 am: Arrive at Bassi Falls Entrance Parking Area. Those who are coming directly, please call or text Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470.

• 11:15 am – 2:30 pm: Hiking & Lunch

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This should be a treat as the incredible snowpack coupled with the all-of-a-sudden-heat will make this waterfall jump to life!

This is a kid friendly and dog friendly hike and excellent for absolute beginners and people wary of heading off into the back country. Bring water, sun protection and tell someone where you will be.

It is an easy 10~15 minute walk from the parking area to the falls. There is now an official, maintained trail leading to Bassi Falls. It is very easy to follow, though once the trail reaches an open area, it becomes indistinct crossing over the granite rock. A line of rocks has been made so it is fairly easy to continue following the trail to the waterfall. It is not hard to find the falls anyway, because you can clearly hear it, and eventually you will see it from a distance away. When you reach the base of Bassi Falls, you will be treated to an awesome view of the entire 109 ft. cascade. But be very careful up there. If you fall in the creek, it is certain death if you go over the waterfall. Also, the trail to the top of the falls is not easy, as it ascends up a steep granite rock section. Going back down is quite tricky and potentially dangerous.

This is only a 1.2 mile hike and the scenery vs the effort is spectacular! Don’t miss out… •

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>> Bassi Falls Information <<
http://www.waterfallswest.com/waterfall.php?id=bassi-falls-el-dorado-215
http://www.alltrails.com/events/2010/06/bassi-falls
http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bassi-falls-el-dorado-national-forest
http://www.calexplornia.com/bassi-falls-its-all-in-the-timing/
http://tedmuller.us/Outdoor/Hiking/2008/080514-BassiFalls.htm

Please leave your comments and suggestions. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/174498339875271/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! ♥

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Mosaics Sushi Night: Japanese Cooking with Chéf Norio

Mosaics Japanese Cooking Event: Sushi Night with Chéf Norio

• Teachers: Japanese Chéf Tom Norio Sakaishi & Chéf Erika
• When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 4 pm
• Where: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Hall, Davis Community Church
• Who: First 15 people who RSVP’ed
• Cost: $5 donation to cover fresh Sashimi and other ingredients

Students will learn how to make nigiri sushi, sushi rolls and plate setting.

We will have a dinner from 6 pm after the Sushi class.

For more information, please visit our FB event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/422888718123905/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! ♥ #mosaics

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5th Anniversary of Fellowship of Mosaics

Fellowship of Mosaics, NWC is now 5 years old and Davis Mosaics, NWC just celebrated its 3rd anniversary. Since the inception, we’ve been reaching out more than two thousand people (but just 0.1% of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area Population of 2,149,127). For the past 5 years, more than 1200 people visited us at least once. We still have lots of works to do to reach out more mosaics.
 
Currently, we have 300 actively participating mosaics who come at least once (or twice) a month (or two), and 70~80 people who are passionately participating in a weekly basis. Now, Mosaics have monthly Holy Communion, weekly Bible Study, weekly leadership training classes, and ongoing 1 to 1 disciple-making counseling and prayer gatherings. We have more than 20 active teachers and leaders who sacrifice their lives to impact others.
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Mosaics Chinese Cooking Class: Dumpling Making

Mosaics Chinese Cooking Class: Dumpling Making

• When: Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
• Where: Fellowship of Mosaics at Faith Presbyterian Church
• Who: Anyone who loves cooking and dumplings

Chinese Chéf, Ting Dong, and two Chinese teachers, Laura Fan and Michael Lu, will teach how to prepare ingredients and wrap the dumplings in various techniques.

It’s free to public and you may bring your friends and families to enjoy various dumplings and dim sums including vegan versions.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/581910332144054/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! ♥ #mosaics

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Mosaics Easter BBQ

Fellowship of Mosaics and Davis Mosaics are celebrating the Easter together with you and all of your friends/families at Jones Family Park on April 1, 2018!
 
Please invite your friends and family for this special BBQ picnic filled with joy and fun. Please bring side dishes, desserts and drinks, if you can, to share with others.
 
Grace will prepare her famous lemon chicken thighs and delicious Korean LA Galbi (beef short-ribs). We welcome anyone to bring extra meats, fishes, and vegetables to grill.
 
Lunch will start at 2 pm. All volunteers, please come by 1 pm directly to the park to help setting up tables and fires.
 
After lunch, there will be lots of games and activities.
 
There will be no classes!
 
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059424780967456/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! <3 #mosaics
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Mosaics Spring Hiking at Sly Park Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail

Mosaics Spring Hiking at Sly Park Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail
 
Sly Park Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail is a 7.7 miles (or 3 hours of walking distance) moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pollock Pines, California that features a beautiful lake and is rated as moderate and kids friendly. Park Creek Waterfall is roughly 33 feet high and drops down into a pool of water that flows down Sly Park Creek and eventually into Lake Jenkinson.
 
We will have lunch at Park Creek Waterfall area and will spend the rest of afternoon walking around the lake to enjoy nature filled with wild animals, flowers and tall pine trees.
 
• When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 9 AM – 3 PM
 
• For Carpooling, we will meet at Davis Community Church Staff Parking Lot (421 D Street, Davis, CA) at 8:30 am. We will leave at 8:50 am sharp. For those who can drive, please come to DCC staff parking lot by 8:30 am. (We will cover gas for drivers).
 
• What to Bring: water bottles, bag lunch (snacks), picnic blanket, frisbees, volleyball ball, etc. to play with when we stop for lunch.
 
• For those who would like to come directly to the hiking site, we will meet at the parking lot of Bumpy Meadow, which is about a mile and a half from the main entrance, on Mormon Emigrant Trail around 10:30 am. From the parking lot to the Park Creek Waterfall is about 2.8 miles (or 45~50 minutes of walking).
 
• The group will walk together from the Bumpy Meadow trailhead parking lot to the Park Creek Waterfall to have lunch there from 11:30 am to 1 pm. During lunch time, we can play balls and games.
 
• Please RSVP as Grace will prepare extra Korean sushi for those who cannot bring lunch. We will also bring a case of bottle waters (36 bottles) to share with those who cannot bring water.
 
• We will also have a photo contest for this hike: For those who took the best pictures (by votes) will receive prizes.
 
• For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/158197128176350/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470.
 
<Directions>
 
The easiest way to get to the waterfall is to park in the Bumpy Meadow trailhead. This parking lot is located on the Southeast side of Lake Jenkinson.
 
If you are coming from Sacramento, take highway 50 east and get off on Sly Park road which is just past the town of Pollock Pines. You will make a right onto Sly Park road from the freeway exit.
 
The speed limit is roughly 40 mph but it does require you to slow down during the sharp, winding turns. And, it’s even more dangerous if you go during the winter time because the roads will be slippery.
 
The road winds around for roughly 4 miles until you reach the main entrance. But then you have to travel another 1.4 miles to get to the bumpy meadow parking area which is past the main entrance and on Mormon Emigrant Trail.
 
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Once you park at the Bumpy Meadows parking area, take the trail down along the lake and head Northeast for about 3 miles. The trail has many ups and downs, is not flat, and is deceptively taxing on the body.
 
At about the 2.8 mile mark, the trail brings you out into a little meadow along a calm, serene spot on the lake. This area leads to the Park Creek Bridge and not directly to the waterfall. You must head to the right roughly 250 yards and listen for the sound of the waterfall. Within a few minutes you will see the waterfall and the little trail brings you right alongside the middle of it.
 
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Japanese Cooking Class: Hamburger Steak (ハンバーグステーキ)

Japanese Cooking Class: Hamburger Steak (ハンバーグステーキ)
 
• Teaching Chéf: Our Advanced Japanese teacher, Mrs. Erika Clark, will teach how to make Japanese dish, “Hambāgu Ste-ki” both with meats and tofu (for vegetarians and vegans).
 
• Who: First 7 people who RSVP’ed. (It is limited to a small group
 
• When: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018
 
• as the cooking class will happen in the kitchen)
 
• Dinner Fellowship: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Japanese Hamburger Steak, or we call it Hambāgu (ハンバーグ) or Hambāgu Ste-ki (ハンバーグステーキ), is a popular dish enjoyed both at home and at Yoshoku (Japanese style western food) restaurants. It’s a steak made from ground meat and usually served with rice rather than buns, which is similar to Salisbury Steak in America.
 
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970893403238053/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! <3 #mosaics
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