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.
January 9: Walk the Bear Creek Greenway - Leave Rite Aid at 9:30 AM
Rich will navigate for us on a leisurely stroll along the Greenway with a lunch venue on the Plaza. Distance: 6 miles of relatively flat paved Greenway. Weather forecast.
January 16: Snowshoe up the East Side of Hyatt Lake
TH: Take Highway 66 to the Greensprings Inn and make a left and go 3 miles to the PCT road crossing and the Sno-Park directly ahead. Sno-Park Permit required for drivers; passengers should help pay for it EDT: 45 minutes. Description: Head north for 2 miles to the Wildcat Campground on the point. Return the same way. Undulating trail along snow-covered road with woods on either side; occasional views of the snow-covered lake. Distance: 4 miles; elevation gain: 300 feet. Howard Prairie SNOTEL. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 45 miles.
January 23: PCT to Little Hyatt Lake Snowshoe. Leave Rite Aid at 9:30 AM GPS Navigation by Dianne Keller.
TH: Take Highway 66 to the Greensprings Inn and make a left and go 3 miles to the PCT road crossing and find parking area on the right. Sno-Park Permit required for drivers; passengers should help pay for it EDT: 45 minutes. Description: Walk along the PCT through the woods and meadows to Little Hyatt Lake bridge for lunch and return. Easy snowshoe. Good for beginners. Distance: 4 miles; elevation gain: 200 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 45 miles. Departure 9:30 AM from Rite Aid parking lot.
January 30: Viewpoint Mike (near Lost Creek Lake) (100 Hikes, p. 241)
TH: From Medford drive Hwy 62 past the turn off for the Lost Creek Lake fish hatchery and take next right a few hundred yards later onto a paved road. The parking area is soon after on the right and for the trailhead, cross the road at the back left of the parking and you will find a sign marked Viewpoint Mike. EDT: 60 min. Description: very nicely laid out trail parallels Hwy 62 as it climbs through varied terrain to a large rock outcrop with a stone wall looking down on Lost Creek Lake. Distance: 6 miles RT; elevation gain: 1200 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 100 miles