Since we were only five people we decided to head to Siskiyou Peak instead of the originally scheduled shuttle hike along the Upper Rogue. We left Safeway at 8:30 and were on top by 11:15. Sabin found a shady spot below the summit for lunch where we avoided the flies and enjoyed views to the north and west. Temperatures went from the mid-70s at the TH to the mid-80s by the end of the hike, and Ashland hit 100 oF in the afternoon. We took refreshment at Callahan's Lodge.
Contrails or Chemtrails?
Chemtrails over Ashland
Inside Secret Government Plane
By Robert Plain
Ashland Daily Tidings
August 16, 2007
Neil Armstrong never set foot on the moon, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were planned by the Bush administration and the U.S. government is poisoning its people through airplane exhaust.
Each conspiracy theory has its own unique following in Ashland, but the one about airplane exhaust - known as chemtrails to believers and contrails to scientists - has been particularly active in town of late.
Thousands of flyers were recently placed on car windshields that read, "The entire Rogue Valley is being systematically sprayed with chemicals and pathogens without consent or oversight."
Believers say the jet trails are a nefarious plot by the government to control anything from global warming to people's health and minds.
"I think it's a weapon system," said a man who asked not to be identified. "The purpose is to debilitate the population." He said he first noticed the chemtrails in 1998 and does daily research on them via the Internet.
A man who identified himself as John Keris said he believes the jet trails contain heavy metal particles, used to deflect a small percentage of the sun's rays "to slow down global warming." He suspects NATO may be responsible for them, he said, because they began in Croatia the day after the eastern European country joined the organization.