Bolt Mountain 4-10-19

Photos by Francie

This is a new hike for the group that 8 people decided was worth the chance of showers and a lower morning temperature than what we have had in the last few days. Once again, John packed his magic rain poncho and we didn't even get a single drop of rain. Greeting us at the trail head was Bob Warren from Rogue River who had not hiked with the group in over a year.

We started off on the trail to be met with a stream that most of us decided not to cross because we could go back down to the nature trail by the river below and cross a foot bridge. After a little confusion as to who was where, we re-grouped and headed up the Bolt Mountain trail. There was a lot of water coming down and across the trail from the heavy rains we have had in the last few days.

There were some wildflowers starting to bloom and we could see that it will be loaded with more in about 2-3 weeks. When we arrived at the top, we had a good 360 degree view of the area and could see the snow covered Red Buttes.

On the way back down, Liz pointed out a Calypso Bulbosa aka Fairy Slipper that some of missed on the way up. Three people headed back home and five of us enjoyed refreshments at Climate City Brewing where we had 1 giant plate of fries and all enjoyed some beer.

Francie

Track download: Bolt Mountain 4-10-19.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

1 Henderson's Shooting Star.jpg
1 Henderson's Shooting Star.jpg
10 Heading back down.jpg
10 Heading back down.jpg
12 Calypso Bulbos or Fairy Slipper.jpg
12 Calypso Bulbos or Fairy Slipper.jpg
13 Fawn Lily.jpg
13 Fawn Lily.jpg
14 purple in the water.jpg
14 purple in the water.jpg
16 Track.jpg
16 Track.jpg
17 Stats.jpg
17 Stats.jpg
2 Trail head sign.jpg
2 Trail head sign.jpg
4 Rocky Trail.jpg
4 Rocky Trail.jpg
5 Liz & Hank on trail.jpg
5 Liz & Hank on trail.jpg
7 views.jpg
7 views.jpg
8 Roseanne final push to top.jpg
8 Roseanne final push to top.jpg
California Goldfields or Godl Stars.jpg
California Goldfields or Godl Stars.jpg
Dwarf hesperochiron.jpg
Dwarf hesperochiron.jpg
Google.jpg
Google.jpg
Grass Widows or Satin Flower.jpg
Grass Widows or Satin Flower.jpg
Howell's saxifrage.jpg
Howell's saxifrage.jpg
Meadow nemophilia or Baby Whiteeyes.jpg
Meadow nemophilia or Baby Whiteeyes.jpg
Profile.jpg
Profile.jpg
Snow queen.jpg
Snow queen.jpg
Track.jpg
Track.jpg