Friday Hike Schedule for December 2012

Last Revision 12/11/12


Leave from the Safeway parking lot in Ashland at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain gear as appropriate. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway.100 Hikes = 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition.
Co-leaders: Alex Maksymowicz: 541-482-1964; Lynn Clegg: 541-552-9045

December 7: Lost Creek Lake (west shore) (p. 88 in 100 Hikes)
TH: Take Hwy 62 to Lost Creek Lake; just before the dam, turn left onto Takelma Rd at “Fish Hatchery” sign; drive to end of road and continue on gravel road to Takelma Park Rd (about 1 mile past the turnoff to the boat ramp); EDT: 75 min
Description: drop down to the Lost Creek Lake trail and follow it to our usual lunch bench; return the same way
Distance: 5.5 mi; elev gain: 600 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 100 mi

December 14: Toothpick, Catwalk, and Lamb’s mine (above Ashland)
TH: Take Tolman Creek Road 3.1 miles to Toothpick TH; watch out for potholes along the way. EDT: 20 min
Description: Start out on the Toothpick trail, then climb up the Catwalk; take Ashland Loop Rd (ALR) downhill to Lamb’s Mine TH; hike to end of Lamb’s Mine trail for lunch; return to our vehicles on the Toothpick trail
Distance: 5.5 mi; elev. gain: 1000 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 15 mi

December 21: Jacksonville Woodlands Trail (100 Hikes, p. 150)
TH: City parking lot in Jacksonville behind post office; EDT: 30 min
Description: Close-to-home, holiday season leg stretcher on the Jacksonville trail system; lunch in a local restaurant after the hike or at the Standing Stone in Ashland.
Distance: 5.3 miles; elev. gain/loss: 1115 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 35 mi

December 28: Ashland City Streets and Trails Ramble
TH: Safeway parking lot; EDT: 0 min
Description: take N. Fork Rd to Glenview to Granite; walk up Heart Trail to Ditch Trail;  go right on the Ditch Tr; cross Strawberry Lane and take first left to the top of Strawberry Hill; proceed to the Maksymowicz residence (310 Skycrest Dr) for hot beverage and cookies; return to Safeway on the route of your choice.
Distance: 4-5 mi RT; elev gain: 500 ft.  Weather forecast. RT mileage: 0 mi