Wednesday Hike Schedule for January 2013

Last Revision 1/20/13


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, Second Edition

January 2: Crater Lake Snowshoe - Leave Safeway at 8:00 AM
TH: Rim Village Cafe parking lot, Crater Lake NP; EDT: 2 hours. Description: Follow the rim of the lake in a clockwise direction; splendid views, if the weather is sunny; return the same way. Don't forget your sunglasses and sun block. Distance: 5 miles RT; elevation gain: 200-300 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 190 miles.

January 9: Jacksonville Trail System
TH: City parking lot in Jacksonville behind post office; EDT: 30 minutes. Description: Close-to-home leg stretcher on the Jacksonville trail system; includes several steep stretches. Lunch in a Jacksonville restaurant of the group's choosing. Distance: about 6 miles; elevation gain/loss: 1,300 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 30 miles

January 16: Fish Lake Trail - Snowshoe Trip
TH: take Highway 62 to Highway 140; turn right & follow Highway 140 to Fish Lake resort turnoff; Park in Fish Lake Sno-Park (Sno-Park permit required). EDT: 60 minutes; Description: take Fish Lake trail to its junction with Lollipop trail just past the Fish Lake Resort; Make a loop using the Peppermint, Candy Cain and Lollipop trails.  Distance: 5.5 miles RT; elevation gain: 700 feet. Fish Lake SNOTEL. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 110 miles

January 23: Ostrich Peak Loop
TH: park at gate about 100 yards up Hitt Road, off Strawberry Lane
Description: Full loop going counterclockwise around Ostrich Peak; exact route varies from year to year; snow is possible on higher sections of trail. Distance: 8 miles RT; total elevation gain: 2,250 feet.  Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 3 miles

January30: Deadwood Nordic Area - New Snowshoe Trip
TH: follow DIM 22 miles to Deadwood Sno-Park (junction with FS Rd 37); Sno-Park Permit Required. EDT: 45 min; Description: follow FS 37 about 2 miles to the Daley Creek campground; Follow skid roads to make a loop returning to FS 37. Distance: 5.5 miles; elev gain: 300-400 feet. Howard Prairie SNOTEL. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 50 miles