Wednesday Hike Schedule for November 2014

Last Revision 11/2/14

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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

November 5: Snow Lakes in the Sky Lakes Wilderness via the Nannie Creek Trail (page 120 in 100 Hikes) New Hike - Meet at 8:30
TH: Up DIM to Highway 140. East on 140 for 5.9 miles to a left on West Side Road.  Up West Side Road for 12.3 miles to a left on NF-3484. Follow NF-3484 for 5.3 miles to the TH at roads end. EDT: 1:30. Follow the Nannie Creek trail past the Puck Lakes to the Snow Lakes Trail for a scenic walk along the ridge above the Snow Lakes Basin to the edge of the 790 Fire. Return the same way. Distance: 11 miles. Elevation gain about 1,500 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 130 miles.

November 12: Lost Creek Lake (west shore) (p. 82 in 100 Hikes)
TH: Take Highway 62 to Lost Creek Lake and turn left onto Takelma Road at "Fish Hatchery" sign; drive past fish hatchery, power plant and dam to the turn to the boat ramp at 2.2miles from Highway 62. Continue 0.4 miles to the boat ramp parking lot / TH. EDT: 75 minutes. Description: follow Lost Creek Lake trail to our usual lunch bench; return the same way Distance: 9.6 miles; elevation gain: about 1,000 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 100 miles.

November 19: Stein Butte (p. 149 in 100 Hikes) Bear on Stein Butte
TH: Past Applegate Lake to the T, left on Applegate Road for 0.9 mile and make a left just past the bridge into the parking area for the Seattle Bar TH. EDT 60 minutes.  Description: Steady up to a ridge crest for spectacular views of the Siskiyous and then on to the Stein Butte summit, site of an old fire lookout. Distance 9 miles.  2,400' elevation gain.  Weather forecast. RT mileage 90 miles.

November 26: Hyatt Lake to Greensprings Summit.
TH: Take Highway 66 to Greensprings Summit and leave a shuttle car. Continue on to the Greensprings Inn and make a left and go 3 miles to the PCT crossing. EDT: 45 minutes. Description: Walk along the PCT thru flower-filled woods and meadows. The Hiking Group started out with an abbreviated version of this hike on June 27, 2001. Distance: 7.5 miles; elevation gain: 1100 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 45 miles.