Brown Mountain Trail 8-22-14

It was lovely cool day with Golden Chinquapin shrubs in full flower and very little else.  Lots of berries along the trail,  Gummy gooseberries  were especially abundant, and some of us ate a few.  They were quite juicy but somewhat bland.  Sticky Currant, Serviceberry, and Elderberry were also sampled, at least by the leader.  We extended the hike by 0.75 miles and returned to the high point of the trail at noon for lunch. 

After the hike we encountered a delay of some five minutes on Highway 140 due to road construction as we were on our way to Lake of the Woods for refreshments.  Construction in question entailed the installation of two road signs, which immediately raised the question "How many ODOT personnel are required to install a road sign?"  We didn't get an exact count, but it was a significantly large, though finite, number.

Alex

Ashland Hiking Home

Bob.jpg
Bob.jpg
Crevice Plant.jpg
Crevice Plant.jpg
Darryl.jpg
Darryl.jpg
Golden Chinquapin in Flower.jpg
Golden Chinquapin in Flower.jpg
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Group.jpg
Lillian & Mike.jpg
Lillian & Mike.jpg
Mt McLoughlin.jpg
Mt McLoughlin.jpg
Randy & Heather.jpg
Randy & Heather.jpg
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Selfie by Alex.jpg
Wasp gall on Chinquapin flower.jpg
Wasp gall on Chinquapin flower.jpg