Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat and sun-screen. 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. Coordinators: Elisabeth Zinser, 541.646.6109 and Judy Holy, 541.324.1056.
August 9: Big Red Mountain: Hike Leader: Judy Holy
TH: In Talent, turn left on Rapp Road; continue until the intersection of FS 22 and FS 20 on the Siskiyou Crest. Turn right 1 rough mile to PCT crossing. EDT: 60 minutes.
Description: Follow PCT around Big Red Mountain thru cool woods and over serpentine barrens then turn left up a gentle hill to a 360 degree viewpoint for lunch. Moderate difficulty hike with about 3 1/2 hours total hiking and 1/2 hour for lunch at the viewpoint. Outstanding scenery on the way up. High altitude, so not too hot.
Distance: 7.5 miles; elev. gain: 1000 feet. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 60 miles
August 23: High lakes Trail from Aspen Point to Summit Snow Park: Hike Leader Elisabeth Zinser Depart Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street at 8:30 am (bring insect repellent)
TH: Drive DIM 22 miles to FS 37; turn left 8 miles to Highway 140; turn right 5 miles to Summit Sno-Park and leave shuttle car; continue east on Highway 140 to Aspen Point on the NE edge of Lake of the Woods. EDT: 90 minutes.
Description: Walk thru woods along Lake of the Woods to PCT crossing; turn right (north) onto PCT; cross Highway 140; continue on PCT to Summit Snow Park.
Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 500 ft. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 80 miles.