Wolf Gap to Siskiyou - Little Applegate Viewpoint + Deming Gulch to Armstrong Gulch 11-11-22


Ashland Hiking Home

A dozen of us followed the lead of other AHG groups to hike the new Wolf Gap trail to and from the Siskiyou-Little Applegate Viewpoint, thanks for Kay’s diligent scouting and hike leadership. What magnificent panoramic views along the journey and at trail’s end to find a nearly 360-degree view around the Klamath Range.

Some of us tested our new Peak Finder app, identifying many, many peaks near and far. We paused to share our gratitude to Siskiyou Upland Trail Association (SUTA) for building out this new trail. Traversing the narrow trail along steep drop-offs, we used our poles and took it mindfully.

Following the 2-mile RT exploration, we added a hike along the section of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from the same access road TH toward Armstrong Gulch. Upon completion of both hikes, we had covered 5.2 miles and had a modest elevation gain of between 100’ and 200.’

Lots of special observations—panoramic views, forests of oak, madrone, manzanita, and maple. Marian spotted the lenticular clouds above the Siskiyou mountains. Such a joy on these hikes to pay attention to the richness of the natural world and help one another identify species, cloud varieties, mountain peaks, and more!

Just as we were pulling away to drive home, the rain started. The universe has been good to us every Friday so far this fall, holding on the rain when we’re hiking and giving the earth lots of needed moisture in between.