Friday Hike Schedule for July 2012

Last Revision 6/25/12


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.
Coordinator: Alex Maksymowicz: 541-482-1964

July 6: Pilot Rock Rd to Babbitt Gap RT (second anniversary hike for Friday group)
TH: Take Mt Ashland exit 6 off I-5; follow old Hwy 99 under the freeway 2.3 miles; go left on Pilot Rock Rd, drive 1 mi to PCT crossing (Sky King Cole TH).  EDT: 30 min
Description: Walk along PCT past former Pilot Rock parking area and the spur trail to Pilot Rock to Babbitt Gap for lunch with spectacular view of Mt Shasta and Mt Eddy.  Return the same way.
Distance: 5.6 mi; elev. gain: 955 ft.  Weather Forecast. RT driving mileage: 32 mi

July 13: PCT heading north from Porcupine Gap—leader: Lynn Clegg
TH: Take Mt Ashland exit 6 off I-5; follow old Hwy 99 under the freeway 2.3 miles; go left on Pilot Rock Rd, drive about 2 mi to the old quarry; bear left (downhill) onto dirt road some 2.75 miles to the PCT access at Porcupine Gap.  EDT: 45 min
Description: hike north along the PCT some 3 mi to a lunch spot directly across from Mt Ashland.  Hike consists of open stretches with wonderful views alternating with cool stretches among Douglas firs.
Distance: 5.5 mi; elev gain: 1,000 ft  Weather Forecast. RT driving mileage: 40 mi

July 20: Mt Ashland Hwy to Grouse Gap on PCT RT (100 Hikes, p. 140)
TH: Take Mt Ashland exit 6 off I-5; turn right onto Mt Ashland Hwy; parking area for PCT is just around the bend after the 7 mi road marker; EDT: 30 min
Description: Hike south on the PCT to Grouse Gap; turn left and walk about ¼ mile along the road to Grouse Gap shelter for lunch; we should see lots of flowers in bloom, especially in the meadow areas.  Return the same way (it’s all downhill)
Distance: 7.6 miles (RT); elevation gain: 870 ft.  Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 30 mi

July 27: High Lakes Trail from Aspen Point to Summit Sno Park on Hwy 140 (100 Hikes, p. 128)
TH: Drive DIM 22 mi to FS 37; turn left 8 mi to Hwy 140; turn right 5 mi to Summit Sno-Park and leave shuttle car; drive Hwy140 to Aspen Point turn off; EDT: 90 min
Description: walk thru woods along Lake of the Woods to PCT; turn right (north) onto PCT; cross Hwy 140; continue on PCT to Summit Sno Park.  Post-hike refreshments at Lake of the Woods Resort.
Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 500 ft; Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 80 mi