Leave from Safeway parking lot in Ashland promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sun-screen and rain gear. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; RT = round trip; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. 100 Hikes is 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition
Leader: Alex Maksymowicz: 541-482-1964.
May 1: Sterling Ditch Tr: Little Applegate TH to Tunnel Ridge TH (100 Hikes, p. 152)
TH: Take Hwy 238 from Jacksonville 8 miles to Ruch; turn left onto Upper Applegate Rd; after 7 miles turn left on Little Applegate Rd and continue 8.5 mi to Little Applegate TH; leave shuttle car at Tunnel Ridge TH on the way. EDT: 75 minutes
Description: Trail starts out uphill and finishes downhill, climbing above the Ditch Trail to go around a private inholding; some nice views over the Siskiyou Mountains.
Distance: 6 miles; elev. gain/loss: 950/1200 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 80 miles
May 8: PCT from Mt. Ashland Ski Rd. to Grouse Gap RT (100 Hikes, p. 140) Leader: John Kerr; please contact John at email@example.com by Wednesday evening, May 6, if you intend to go
TH: Take Mt. Ashland exit 6 off I-5; turn right onto Mt. Ashland Highway; parking area for PCT is just around the bend after the 7 mile 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.Distance: 7.6 miles; elevation gain: 870 ft. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 30 miles.
May 15: No hike scheduled (Alex & Lillian out of town; John out of town too)
Contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-482-1964 if you want to lead a hike that day.
May 22: Greensprings Summit to Hobart Bluff RT on PCT
TH: Drive Hwy. 66 to PCT crossing at Greensprings Summit; EDT: 45 min.
Description: Trail is mostly in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; go north on PCT to “Hobart Bluff Viewpoint” sign; turn right 0.3 mile to top of bluff; enjoy lunch and 360 degree views, then return the same way
Distance: 7.2; elev. gain: 1500 feet; Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 40 miles.
May 29: Union Creek Trail (p.94 in 100 Hikes)—leave at 8:30 am
TH: Take Hwy 62 east from Medford to Union Creek; EDT: 105 min
Description: This is a scenic, generally level, four-mile trail along a lovely brook.
Distance: 8.2 miles; elevation gain: 300 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles