PCT - Ski Road to Grouse Gap 6-22-20

Photos by Jerry

Monday's hike was a great escape from Summer's heat in the valley. While Ashland reached a hot 93o, springlike conditions prevailed along the PCT out to Grouse Gap. Clear skies yielded a pristine view of Mt. Shasta and all kinds of wildflowers decorated the three mile path out to the shelter. Many spring creeks provided nature's irrigation system for all the plant life.

We enjoyed a casual lunch out at the Grouse Gap shelter that included two rounds of dark chocolate for all. And we welcomed back the two Joes to our little group of Monday hikers.

In a move towards normalcy, we gathered post hike at the recently reopened Callahan's for a round of beer.

It was a delightful day!

Rich

Next Monday we are heading up to Big Red Mountain to check out this year's Bear Grass.

Track download: Ski Road to Grouse Gap on the PCT 6-22-20.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

Z00 Our hike.jpg
Z00 Our hike.jpg
Z01 Suspicious gathering at Ashland Rite-Aid.jpg
Z01 Suspicious gathering at Ashland Rite-Aid.jpg
Z02 - COME ON JERRY! LET'S GO!.jpg
Z02 - COME ON JERRY! LET'S GO!.jpg
Z03 Heading out on PCT.jpg
Z03 Heading out on PCT.jpg
Z04 Our destination @3 miles.jpg
Z04 Our destination @3 miles.jpg
Z05 Good hike for flower pics.jpg
Z05 Good hike for flower pics.jpg
Z06 Best flower pics are in shade.jpg
Z06 Best flower pics are in shade.jpg
Z07 We wrap around Mt. Ashland.jpg
Z07 We wrap around Mt. Ashland.jpg
Z08 We are below Mt. Ashland ski area.jpg
Z08 We are below Mt. Ashland ski area.jpg
Z09 More flowers.jpg
Z09 More flowers.jpg
Z10 Occaisional view south into Cal.jpg
Z10 Occaisional view south into Cal.jpg
Z11 Back into forest.jpg
Z11 Back into forest.jpg
Z11 Had to remove some haze on Mt. Shasta.jpg
Z11 Had to remove some haze on Mt. Shasta.jpg
Z12 Photo op with 6' separation(give or take).jpg
Z12 Photo op with 6' separation(give or take).jpg
Z14 Grouse Gap Shelter on left.jpg
Z14 Grouse Gap Shelter on left.jpg
Z15 Picking our way thru meadow below McDonald Peak.jpg
Z15 Picking our way thru meadow below McDonald Peak.jpg
Z16 More flora.jpg
Z16 More flora.jpg
Z18 More Mt. Shasta from Grouse Gap Shelter.jpg
Z18 More Mt. Shasta from Grouse Gap Shelter.jpg
Z19 Leisurely lunch than headed back.jpg
Z19 Leisurely lunch than headed back.jpg
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Z21 Ahh! Wanna stop at Callahan's for a beer.jpg
Z21 Ahh! Wanna stop at Callahan's for a beer.jpg
Z24 Gaia track.jpg
Z24 Gaia track.jpg