Jack-Ash Trail - Greenstone TH to Anderson Ridge TH 4-25-19

Photos by Jerry

Today three of us did the Jack-Ash Trail from Greenstone TH to the Anderson Ridge TH. The only way to descibe it is WONDERFUL. The views are sensational right over to the coast range. We will be offering two hike choices next Monday. 

Standard Hike: This is a 6.4 mile hike with about 1,000 feet of ascent. Most of the climb is gradual, with long switchbacks through attractive old growth forest. The trail is very good. At the summit we emerge from the forest to unobstructed views from the ridge, below the Anderson Butte summit at close to 5,000 feet. The second phase is a hike along the ridge with unobstructed views throughout and magnificent and changing scenery on the way to the Anderson Ridge TH. About 4 hours walk and plenty of exercise. Departure 9:00 AM with John Kerr

Keener Hike (a Canadian expression): This hike is the same except that at the arrival on the ridge it takes a side trail 1 1/2 miles return through the woods to the former look out platform. It has a similar view but from a somewhat higher elevation and you can have bragging rights. This takes the hike to about 7.9 miles and an extra few hundred feet of elevation.. Departure: 8:00 AM with Rich Stickle. We should join up along the way for lunch, with the staggered start. 

John

Track download: Anderson Butte Trail 4-25-19.gpx

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00 Ggle Earth GPS Trk of Anderson Butte Hike.jpg
00 Ggle Earth GPS Trk of Anderson Butte Hike.jpg
01 Ggl Directions fm Phoenix.jpg
01 Ggl Directions fm Phoenix.jpg
02 Detail of final turns to Greenstoone TH.jpg
02 Detail of final turns to Greenstoone TH.jpg
02.5 Ldrs John and Rich.jpg
02.5 Ldrs John and Rich.jpg
03 BLM instructions for illiterate shooters.jpg
03 BLM instructions for illiterate shooters.jpg
04 Good signage on Jack-Ash Trail.jpg
04 Good signage on Jack-Ash Trail.jpg
05 This trail section goes up for @2 miles.jpg
05 This trail section goes up for @2 miles.jpg
05.4 Rich.jpg
05.4 Rich.jpg
05.5 John. Trail is forested for a while.jpg
05.5 John. Trail is forested for a while.jpg
06 Then all scenery.jpg
06 Then all scenery.jpg
07 Anderson Butte Ridge appears first(@2M).jpg
07 Anderson Butte Ridge appears first(@2M).jpg
08 Trail up to peak and  fire lookout foundation.jpg
08 Trail up to peak and fire lookout foundation.jpg
09 fire lookout foundation.jpg
09 fire lookout foundation.jpg
10 Foundation decoration.jpg
10 Foundation decoration.jpg
11 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
11 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
12 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
12 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
14 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
14 2019-04-25 Anderson Butte Scenery.jpg
15 2019-04-25 Down Anderson Butte.jpg
15 2019-04-25 Down Anderson Butte.jpg
16 2019-04-25 Down Anderson Butte.jpg
16 2019-04-25 Down Anderson Butte.jpg
17 2019-04-25 Done Anderson Butte Scout.jpg
17 2019-04-25 Done Anderson Butte Scout.jpg