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 H is 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition
Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026.
September 24: PCT between the Mt Ashland Ski Road and Highway 99 at Siskiyou Summit Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Take I-5 south to Exit 6 and proceed south on Old Highway 99 for about 0.8 miles to the signed PCT crossing on the right to leave a shuttle car. Continue on Old 99 for another 0.1 miles to a right on the Mt. Ashland Ski Road and continue up the road to the PCT crossing just before the 7-mile marker. EDT: 30 minutes. Description: Go north along woodsy stretch of PCT down to Siskiyou Summit; there are occasional openings with views; mostly downhill with one steep uphill stretch. People with knee problems may want to avoid this hike, due to the long downhill stretches. Distance: 8 miles; elevation gain: around 300 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 40 miles