Lower Rogue 5-7-1

Photos by Denise and John

To give our hikers a choice of a 6.5 mile hike or a 9 mile hike, we offered two departure times from Ashland, 8 and 9 AM. The first group of 5 hikers arrived to a cloudy day but the sun came out and by the end it was hot in the canyon. The timing worked as planned and the 9 mile group arrived back at Whiskey Creek from Alder Creek as the second group was finishing lunch there, so we were able to complete the hike together. 

The highlight of the hike was the flowers, which were completely different from the earlier Wednesday hike. The big surprise was a huge number of Siskiyou Irises, in one case filling a meadow in the woods. 

The views were spectacular as always. The plan to start early for the 9 mile hike worked out as an hour later we would have been really roasting in the canyon. It was hot as it was. 

Most of us dropped by Baldoni's in Merlun for refreshments. 

Another great day in Paradise. 

Ashland Hiking Home

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