Hike Schedule for May 2010

Leave from Safeway parking lot in Ashland at 9:00 am. Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain gear. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. 100 Hikes = 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 1st edition
Coordinator: Alex Maksymowicz: 482-1964; maksbox1@gmail.com

May 5: Rogue River Trail round trip from Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge (p.80 in 100 Hikes) - meet 8:30 am
TH: Take Hwy 62 towards Crater Lake and make a left onto FS 68 about 7 miles beyond Prospect; continue 2 miles to the TH at Woodruff Bridge; EDT: 90 min
Description: The trail is generally downhill, but there are some moderate uphill stretches on the Takelma Gorge between Woodruff Bridge and River Bridge.
Distance: 9.2 miles; elev gain: about 500 ft. RT mileage: 140 mi

May 12: Collings Mountain (above Applegate Reservoir) (p.141 in 100 Hikes)
TH: Drive south from Ruch about 20 mi to TH at Watkins Campground; drop off shuttle car along the way at Hart-tish Park, 3.4 mi back along the road; EDT: 75 min
Description: woodsy trail with excellent views
Distance: 6.5 mi; total elev. gain: 2000 ft. RT mileage: 85 mi

May 19: PCT round trip from Soda Mt Rd to Boccard Point - new hike
TH: From Hwy 66 turn onto Soda Mt Rd just before reaching Greensprings Summit; proceed some 5 mi to PCT crossing right after passing under power lines for the second time, EDT: 90 min
(This replaces the hike from Little Pilot Peak to Greensprings Summit via Hobart Bluff, because the road to the PCT TH at Little Pilot Peak is no longer accessible due to its incorporation in the newly-designated Soda Mt Wilderness Area.)
Description: follow PCT south some 2.75 mi thru woods and past meadows; a little way beyond Little Pilot Peak turn left for about 1 mi on abandoned road to Boccard Point for lunch; return the same way
Distance: about 7.5 miles; elev gain: 1200 ft. RT mileage: 50 mi

May 26: Union Creek Trail (p.84 in 100 Hikes) meet 8:30 am
TH: Take Hwy 62 east from Medford to Union Creek; EDT: 90 min
Description: This is a scenic, "generally level", 4-mile trail along a lovely brook.
Distance: 8.2 mi; elevation gain: 500 ft. RT mileage: 150 mi


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