Siskiyou Peak 9-17-18

Photos by Francie and Rich

On a near perfect day we had 9 hikers to ascend to Siskiyou Peak, not bad since half the Monday Group is still enjoying the flesh pots of Italy or the hot springs of Iceland. As an aside, Iceland has the world's least diversified gene pool, so anything can happen there.

We dropped down to the left after the gate past the Ashland Ski Area parking lot and took the PCT up to Grouse Gap, then on the Siskiyou Peak. As we ascended more smoke moved in to shroud Mount Shasta but our air was clear and clean. It was a splendid day for l lunch at Siskiyou Peak. Francie had her camera and tripod with delayed action and has become quite adept at taking group shots. 

Armed with our knowledge from last Friday's scouting hike, we left the trail on the way back and took FS 20 to the stake marking the new Split Rock Trail. Everyone did the short walk to MacDonald Peak and Rich and Francie headed off to Spilt Rock while the rest of us admired the splendid view. 

We then took FS 20 back to Grouse Gap, a short walk, and regained the PCT back to the cars.

Most of us retired to Caldera for refreshments and fries. We did 9+ miles and Rich and Francie earned extra credit which they hope to spend at the Dollar Store. 

Ashland Hiking Home

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