Lovely day at the Applegate mud flats. Left a shuttle car at French Gulch, then drove to the Manzanita TH. Hiked the Payette trail to Squaw Creek, then went over the hill via the Osprey and Calsh trails to pick up the Payette trail again for the last leg to French Gulch.
Averaging Ron and Alex's GPS readings, total distance was 7.75 miles. Ate lunch at Hal's Point. Post-hike refreshments were at the Country Club, which was empty of customers except for our group.