Songer Butte - Emigrant Lake 12/19 & 21/20

Photos by Darryl, Jerry, Linda and Randy

Seven hikers who had expected rain got fog instead...lots of fog. Although the shroud seemed to be lifting as we entered the spacious parking area, giving us a brief look up at Songer Butte (2694'), a second wave of the grey stuff covered that mound for this day. Still we were happy to learn that we had another new hike to explore right in Ashland's backyard.

A scouting party of three went out Saturday morning under sunny skies to check the many trail options and find Little Songer Butte (2400'). The summit is a collection of big boulders that all three climbed up on for lunch with a great view of all the surrounding buttes around the very low lake.

It turns out that the area at the far end of the lake away from the dam offers a bonanza of new hiking opportunities for the new year. Stay tuned for scouting reports and new hikes.

Getting to the hike was easy. It's just past the 7 mile post down Highway 66 to a left at the Greensprings Spur sign, then about one mile down the road to a right into the lot with room for 20 cars and a restroom next to the trailhead.

Happy Holidays,
Rich Stickle
541-891-4067

Track download: Emigrant Lake 12-19-20.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

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