East Applegate Ridge 1-21-19

Photos by Bob and Jerry

The day started out with dark clouds over the hills as we headed for East Applegate Ridge. A large group of 16 was ready for anything, or maybe it was my promise of a round at Boomtown. 

As we started along the ridge the mist was rising through the hills at a fast rate. The trail was in good shape and no rain so far. There was very little mud and no snow. We stopped to admire the view a few times as the clouds swirled around the hills. 

Over the ridge we went and down to our usual lunch spot. The weather cooperated and we had a bit of blue sky. On our return we had the usual climb back up to the ridge and it started to sprinkle a bit, with the odd snow crystal. Nothing to cause a problem and we were soon back at the cars. 

I was happy as all drivers found the trailhead and Boomtown. Of course I had supplied written directions due to past experiences. The only sad event was the breakdown of the French fry machine at Boomtown but they had a good supply of great beers and the usual welcoming server. It was a good day.

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X0945 Ashland Hiking Club checking in.jpg
X0945 Ashland Hiking Club checking in.jpg
X0948 Our day was cool and damp.jpg
X0948 Our day was cool and damp.jpg
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X1001 BUT I was promoted to SWEAP .jpg
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X1001 Folks had to wait on me frequently.jpg
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X1004 Sweap means last hiker.jpg
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X1005 Sweap makes sure everyone is accounted for.jpg
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X1007 And you can be a guiltlessly slow photographer.jpg
X1011 Looking south into Ruch area.jpg
X1011 Looking south into Ruch area.jpg
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X1017 Most of us winding around another ridge.jpg
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X1018 Probable Brown Towhee.jpg
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X1052 East Applegate Ridge Hike.jpg
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X1114 A moment with a tree.jpg
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X1213 Meet John, the other New England Patriot fan in Oregon.jpg
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