Grizzly Peak 11-15-21

Photos and Track by Jerry

Ten minutes from Rite Aid we broke through the fog as we headed up DIM. We arrived at the TH parking to calm, dry weather with breaking clouds and temps in the 50s. As we went up the trail on the north side of the mountain our new hikers saw remnants of Giant Delphiniums and the heart shaped leaves of Wild Ginger from the past summer.

Feeling the warmth from morning sun, outer layers were shed as we headed out to our first view of the valley. A long white blanket of fog covered Ashland and neighboring towns as far as we could see. But we saw I-5 heading up to Siskiyou Pass, and Pilot Rock, Mt. Ashland and Shasta in the distance.

This moderate hike of 5+ miles and 1,000'+ of elevation gain is a welcomed friend to valley hikers May-November.

We were glad to escape the valley fog and hike the loop on a mild day before the winter snow.

BTW, our new hikers were not impressed with the rock pile that makes up the Grizzly summit.

And we were very happy to welcome back Carol Mockridge to the Monday AHG hiking group.

your friend & hike leader,
Rich Stickle

Track download: Grizzly Peak 11-15-21.gpx

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Z1-0 Today's Grizzly Peak Crew - 2 Newby's.jpg
Z1-0 Today's Grizzly Peak Crew - 2 Newby's.jpg
Z10-1 New monument being developed on backside of circle.jpg
Z10-1 New monument being developed on backside of circle.jpg
Z11-1 Still happy hikers.jpg
Z11-1 Still happy hikers.jpg
Z12-1 And another new conqueror!.jpg
Z12-1 And another new conqueror!.jpg
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Z12-4 GPSBabel 11152021 54017 PM.jpg
Z2-1 The forest calls us.jpg
Z2-1 The forest calls us.jpg
Z2-2 But the forest gets in our way.jpg
Z2-2 But the forest gets in our way.jpg
Z2-3 A peek at Mt. McLoughlin thru forest.jpg
Z2-3 A peek at Mt. McLoughlin thru forest.jpg
Z2-4 First viewpoint.jpg
Z2-4 First viewpoint.jpg
Z3-0 First viewpoint.jpg
Z3-0 First viewpoint.jpg
Z4-1 Mt Shasta and Pilot Rock.jpg
Z4-1 Mt Shasta and Pilot Rock.jpg
Z5-1 Mt Ashland.jpg
Z5-1 Mt Ashland.jpg
Z6-1 Our destination above Ashland.jpg
Z6-1 Our destination above Ashland.jpg
Z6-2 Lunch time.jpg
Z6-2 Lunch time.jpg
Z7-1 Ashland(sic) and Mt Ashland.jpg
Z7-1 Ashland(sic) and Mt Ashland.jpg
Z8-1 Completing our loop.jpg
Z8-1 Completing our loop.jpg
Z9-1 Fog still covering most of Rogue Valley.jpg
Z9-1 Fog still covering most of Rogue Valley.jpg