Wednesday Hike Schedule for October 2010

Last Revision 10/3/10

Leave from Safeway parking lot in Ashland at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. 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, Second Edition

October 6: Seven Lakes West (p. 106 in 100 Hikes)
TH: Crater Lake Highway to the Butte Falls Highway into Butte Falls.  Continue through town for 1 mile, left on the Prospect Road for 9 miles.  Right on Lodgepole Road 34 for 8.5 miles, straight on Road 37 for 0.4 miles and then right on gravel Road 3780 for 4.1 miles. EDT: 120 min. Description: This year we are going to do an out and back to Cliff lake.  Alpine meadows and lake vistas. Distance: 10.4 miles RT; elevation gain: 2,000 ft. RT mileage: 90 mi

October 13: Black Butte; (p. 216 in 100 Hikes) TH: Central Mt. Shasta Exit 738.   East on Lake Street and up the Everitt Memorial Highway for 2.2 miles.  Just past milepost 2, opposite the brown Spring Hill Plantation sign go left for 2.7 miles on the gravel road to the 5 way intersection.  Left on the best gravel road for 0.6 miles to the parking area. EDT: 90 min. Description: switchback your way to the top for spectacular views all the way from the Sacramento Valley to Oregon including Mt. Shasta, Mt. Eddy, Mt. Lassen, Castle Crags, Mt. McLoughlin and the Klamath range. Distance: 5.2 mi RT; elev gain: 1,850 ft.  RT mileage 150 mi

October 20: Rogue River Trail: Union Ck to Woodruff Bridge (p. 86 in 100 Hikes) - Meet 8:30 AM TH: Hwy 62 to Union Creek; leave shuttle car at Woodruff Bridge EDT: 105 min Description: from the Rogue River Gorge overlook follow the river to Woodruff Bridge. With luck, this will be the right time for spectacular fall color. Distance: 7.5 mi; elev gain: minimal. RT mileage: 150 mi

October 27: High Lakes-Fish Lake Trail from Lake of the Woods to FS 37 (p. 122 in 101 Hikes) TH: Follow DIM 22 mi to FS 37; go left 7 mi to North Fork Campground and leave shuttle car; continue to Hwy 140, make right, then right again on FS 3601 (west side of Lake of the Woods) to High Lakes Trail Crossing. EDT: 60 min Description: follow High Lakes trail west 6 mi to Fish Lake resort; then continue 4 mi to FS 37 on Fish Lake trail; trail parallels Hwy 140. Distance: 9.3 mi; elev gain: 750 ft. RT mileage: 90 mi