Sterling Mine Ditch - Tunnel Ridge TH to top of Bear Gulch RT 11-30-15

The three people who chose hiking over shopping on Cyber Monday were rewarded with a sighting of Bigmouth (more formally, Bigmouth Billy Bass) along the road to the trailhead. While not as exciting as Bigfoot, Bigmouth is equally rare. Bigmouth was moving its head from side to side, so we were careful not to get too close. In fact we photographed him from the safety of our vehicle.

Other than that it was an uneventful but pleasant hike. Temperature was in the low 30s when we started out, but the steady uphill of the first mile soon warmed us up. In any case, it got warmer the farther away we got from the Little Applegate River. On the way out we had to navigate thru mud excavated by the tires of two-wheeled centaurs. However, during the last mile on the way back our problem was not the ravages of mountain bikers but the softened mud of our own footprints earlier in the day.

We indulged in non-alcoholic, non-greasy refreshments at the Good Bean coffee house in Jacksonville.

Ashland Hiking Home

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