Lower Layton Mine Ditch Trail 1-24-22

Photos by Jerry and Randy, Track by Jerry

A day in which we drove through freezing temps and thick fog on the way to the TH turned out to be sunny with temps in the mid 50s on the trail.

Four masked travelers from Ashland met four more hikers at the TH above Williams for this new hike for the Monday group. We had explored the Upper Layton Mine Trail last March, now we were doing the second section of this three part 21 mile ditch trail network.

We had Chris, a new hiker, join us for the first time. He appreciated the chance to get outdoors and stretch his legs. He seemed to enjoy our company as we welcomed him to the group.

The trail is mostly level with a few ups and downs through an open forest.
We met the woman from the Williams Community Forest Project who was supervising the ongoing trail maintenance of winter deadfall by four youth volunteers from Americorp. Their work allowed us to continue on the trail and we thanked them for their effort. 

We found a partly sunny spot along the trail for lunch and rest.

After lunch we headed back having completed about 7 miles RT.

Some initial plans were made to explore the third section of the Layton Trail system later in the year.

It was a good hike followed by a scenic drive back on Highway 238 through the Applegate Valley.

Happy Trails,
Rich

Track download: Lower Layton Mine Ditch 1-24-22.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

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