Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street 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
Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026.
December 5th: High Lakes Trail (p. 122 in Hiking Southern Oregon)
Snow Shoe Hike: TH: From Rite Aid take DIM to Highway 140. Left on 140 for 7 miles and left to to Fish Lake Resort. Park on the lake beyond the camp ground to the right. Gain the trail off the entrance road and do 4-5 miles return. If there is little or no snow we can leave a shuttle car at Lake of the Woods Resort and do the 8 miles from Fish Lake to Lake of the Woods. There should be enough snow by then for snowshoeing. EDT: 1 hour. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 100 miles.
December 12: Lithia Park Loop Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
Given the weather picture we are organizing a Monday hike that will be more like a long walk in the park. Lithia Park. Rich Stickle will lead us up the Park and beyond and we will end the circuit with a civilized lunch at Bricktown on the Plaza. You probably don't need a pack but may want flexibility in clothing. Weather forecast.
The meeting place will be the band shell parking lot at 9:30 AM. Call John at 541-630-0026 if you can't find us.
December 19: White Rabbit/Alice-in-Wonderland Trails Loop (100 Hikes, p. 144) Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Top of Park St, Ashland; EDT: 10 min;
Description: Leave shuttle car in Safeway parking lot. Take White Rabbit trail from Park St to upper TH on Ashland Loop Rd, then Alice-in-Wonderland and BTI trails down to Glenview Drive and on to Lithia Plaza for lunch in downtown Ashland.
Distance: 6 mi; elev. gain: 1200 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 5 mi.
December 26: No Hike