Monday Hike Schedule for August 2018

Last Revision 3/25/18

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Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street 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 mileage; 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.
Website: http://ashlandhiking.org/

August 6: Gumboot Saddle to Devil’s Crest - Leave at 8:00 AM
TH: Down I-5 to Exit 38, Central Mount Shasta. Right on Hatchery lane .3 miles then left on Old Stage Rd for 0.3 miles. Right on West Barr/ NF 26 for 18 miles. PCT TH is at left across from parking at summit of crest. Good paved roads. Description: A moderate hike on the PCT along the Gumboot Ridge with fabulous views of several lakes, then lunch overlooking Devil’s Pocket with huge views of Shasta, Lassen and Eddy. Distance 8 miles. Elevation gain: 1,500 feet. Weather forecast. RT Driving Mileage 180.

August 13: PCT over Brown Mountain Lava Flow RT (100 Hikes, p. 130
TH: Take Dead Indian Memorial Road 22 miles to Forest Service Road 37; go left on FS 37 8 miles to Highway 140; turn right (east) onto Highway 140; after 4.2 miles turn left into the Summit parking area; toilets available. EDT: 60 min. Hike description: hike well-built trail thru forest and over basalt rock deposited by Brown Mountain lava flow to high point of trail; return same way. Distance: 5.8 miles RT; elevation gain: 550 feet. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 70 miles

August 20: Cabin Creek Trail New Hike - Meet at 8:30 am
TH: South on I-5 past Shasta to the McCloud exit (736) Take Highway 89 to McCloud and turn south on Squaw Creek Road. Drive 5.9 miles and then go right onto a road marked for Squaw Valley Creek and the Pacific Crest Trail. Go 3 miles and park in the lot just beyond the concrete bridge spanning Squaw Creek. EDT: 1:45. Description: Find the trail and cross the footbridge over Cabin Creek/Squaw Valley Creek. Follow the path for a short distance to another footbridge, part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Watch the flow of the creek from the center of the bridge, and then go downstream and uphill for about 500 feet. Turn right and follow the PCT .9 mile uphill to the Octopus—a convergence of dirt roads. Stay to the left for a two-mile descent through a thick Douglas fir forest on a dirt road beside Beartrap Creek. About 400 feet after the road crosses Beartrap Creek on a bridge, look for Squaw Valley Creek/Cabin Creek trail on your left. (If you actually see Squaw Valley Creek, you’ve gone a bit too far.) Weather forecast. RT mileage: 190 miles.

August 27: Oredson-Todd Woods to Lithia Park  Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: From the Rite Aid parking lot drive up Tolman Creek Road about a mile. Turn right onto Green Meadows. Turn left on Lupine to Oredson Todd Woods parking. Description: Follow trail into the woods. Many trails in the woods but best to take the high trail so you don't have to criss-cross the creek too much. Take the bridge in front of the waterfall up out of the woods to the right. Follow the trail around to the White Rabbit TH and past it until the trail becomes upper Park Street. Down Park to left onto the TID canal trail. Take the TID trail past Walker Avenue. When trail access ends take bridge to left up steps to road. Turn right onto the road (Pinecrest Terrace). Continue to intersection of Woodland. Turn left on Pinecrest and follow it around the gorge to Elkader. Go down Elkader to left on Ivy Lane. Up Ivy, cross Mountain Avenue continue on Ivy to driveway at end on right, down driveway and into woods. This is Liberty Street Park.
Follow trail around to right then left to exit the woods out driveway to Morton Street. Cross Morton to Waterline Road follow Waterline through neighborhood and up to Ashland Loop Road. Right on A L Rd cross Terrace Avenue short jog to left then right down Ashland Loop Road. Past Happy Horse Farm take foot path by fence to left down hill to Glenview. Take Glenview to left and down to Lithia Park entrance behind the swimming reservoir. Follow trail through park to plaza for lunch. Take RVTD bus (departs every 20 minutes and costs $1 for seniors) to Bi-Mart stop then back to Rite Aid parking lot. Distance: 5 Miles. Elevation Gain: 400 feet. RT Mileage 0. Weather forecast.