Our Friday Hikes have 3 features (expectations): Moderate pace, Mutual support (by staying together), and Peaceful trail conversation focused on observations and information about our surroundings.
Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sun-screen, insect repellent and rain gear. In winter, bring layers. 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. Website: https://ashlandhiking.org/
February 14: Oredson Todd Woods Loop Hike Leader: Judy Holy
TH: Left from Rite Aid parking lot on Tolman Creek Road to right on Greenmeadows Way. Left on Lupine Drive to Oredson Todd parking area. EDT: 5 minutes.
Description: Oredson Todd Trail along the creek past the waterfall up to the White Rabbit Trail. Follow White Rabbit past the junction with the Caterpillar Trail to lunch spot in Ashland Watershed. Return to Oredson Todd via Mike Utoff Trail. Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 1,000 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 10 miles.
February 28: Snowshoe Ashland Ski Area to Grouse Gap Shelter: Hike Leader: Elisabeth Zinser
TH: Closed gate on FS Road 20, just beyond the Mt Ashland Ski Area parking lot; Sno-Park permit required for drivers; passengers should help pay for it. EDT: 30 minutes. Description: From the ski area back parking lot take FS 20 for 2.3 miles to the turn for the Grouse Gap shelter. Head south for 0.3 miles to the shelter for lunch. Return the same way. Distance: 5 miles; elevation gain: around 400 feet. Big Red SNOTEL. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 40 miles.