Mt. Ashland to Grouse Gap 10-24-14

Weather in the Safeway parking lot looked promising, but we quickly ended up in the clouds as we drove towards Mt Ashland.  With three people but only one car it was not possible to set up a shuttle for the scheduled hike from the Mt Ashland Rd down to Siskiyou Summit. 

The leader's suggestion that we hike part way up and then turn around was promptly vetoed.  Instead we did a round trip hike in the other direction from Mt Ashland Rd to Grouse Gap. 

We were in the clouds the whole way, but the bulk of the precipitation was tree drip.  Our main inconvenience was the the bounty left on the trail by a very diarrheic horse, but everyone managed to navigate thru it successfully both ways. 

The biting cold wind when we reached Grouse Gap convinced us that it would not be wise to continue to the shelter for lunch, so we quickly retraced our steps and made it to the Caldera brewery by 1 o'clock.

Ashland Hiking Home

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View of Mt Shasta from PCT.jpg
View of Mt Shasta from PCT.jpg
View of blue sky from Caldera.jpg
View of blue sky from Caldera.jpg