Friday Hike Schedule for September 2012

Last Revision 8/28/12


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

Sep 7: Red Lake (Sky Lakes Wilderness) RT (p. 108 in 100 Hikes) - leave at 8:30 am TH: Take DIM to its end point at Hwy 140; turn right (east); after approx 3 mi go left on FS 3651for 8.5 mi; turn left onto FS 3659 for 1.3 mi to parking area at TH; EDT: 90 min
Description: Hike through Sky Lakes Wilderness Area to Red Lake; return same way. If it’s a good year for huckleberries, this is where we will find them.
Distance: 7.5 mi RT; elev gain: 800 ft. RT mileage: 115 mi

Sep14: Squaw Meadow (Mt Shasta) (p. 234 in 100 Hikes) - leave at 8:30
TH: Take I-5 72 mi to Central Mt Shasta (exit 738); drive thru town 1 mi, then go left on Everitt Memorial Hwy 12.7 mi to Panther Meadows parking lot; EDT: 105 min
Description: The Squaw Meadow loop starts out in an alpine meadow, climbs through some woods, and comes out on the rocky alpine slopes below Mt Shasta; this sequence of terrain is reversed on the return portion of the loop.
Optional extension to the top of Gray Butte adds another 2 miles and some 500 ft of elevation gain. On a clear day, you can see Mt Lassen from the top of Gray Butte.
Distance: 4 mi; elev gain: about 1000 ft. RT mileage: 180 mi

Sep 21: Sky Lakes via Cold Springs (p. 124 in 100 Hikes) - leave 8:30 am
TH: take DIM 22 miles to FS 37; turn left for 8 miles to Hwy 140; turn right to milepost 41; turn left onto FS 3651 and follow it 10.1 miles to Cold Springs TH. EDT: 90 min
Description: woodland loop through multiple lakes in the Sky Lakes wilderness area; ripe huckleberries are a possibility. Swim in one of the lakes is optional.
Distance: 7 miles; elev gain: 400 ft.  RT mileage: 110 mi

Sep 28: Fish Lake Trail (p. 128 in 100 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 and go right 5 mi to Summit Sno Park.  EDT: 60 min
Description: Pick up PCT heading south; cross Hwy 140 and continue to junction with High Lakes Trail; turn right onto High Lakes Trail and continue 6 mi past Fish Lake Resort to North Fork campground.
Distance: 7 mi; elev gain: 500 ft.  RT mileage: 85 mi