Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain gear. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; RT = round trip mileage; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026. Hike Leader: Rich Stickle 541-891-4067.
August 3: East Boulder Lake - (p. 232 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00
TH: South on I-5 to Yreka Exit 773 and take Highway 3 for 39 miles through Fort Jones and Etna to Callahan. Right in Callahan (behind the Emporium Saloon) on South Fork Road for 0.7 miles then straight on McKeen Road (40N17) for 2.3 miles to the McKeen Divide. Left (SE) on 39N63 (Boulder) for 2.9 miles, left on 39N10 for 1.2 miles. EDT: 1:45. Leave a shuttle vehicle at the Middle Boulder TH 2.5 miles from the East Boulder Lake TH. Ascend to East Boulder Lake then over the ridge to the PCT and on to switchbacks down to Middle Boulder Lake. Continue to the Middle Boulder Lake TH. Fabulous Views. Distance: 8 miles. Elevation Gain: Minus 700 feet. Climbing: 1,800'. Max elevation: 7,235 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 170 miles.
August 10: Crater Lake Garfield Peak & Flower Hike - Leave at 8:30 AM.
TH: Drive to parking behind the Lodge. EDT: 2 hours. Description: Ascend Garfield Peak. Lunch at the Lodge. Distance: 4 miles. Climbing: 1,200'. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 220 miles.
August 17: Deadfall Lakes (Mt Eddy) RT Leave 8:30 AM
TH: Drive south on I-5 and take Stewart Springs Road exit (about 1.5 miles after rest area at Weed airport); turn right at stop sign, then left onto Stewart Springs Road; after 4 miles turn right onto Road 17 for 9.3 miles to the PCT crossing. Description: Walk uphill 3 miles along PCT to Middle Deadfall Lake; continue uphill another 1.5 miles to Upper Deadfall Lake. Continue up to the ridge. Distance: 9.1 miles. Note: Ambitious hikers may bring separate transportation and hike to the summit from the Lower TH. Weather forecast. RT mileage:150 miles.
August 24: Kangaroo Lake to Bull Lake Leave at 8:00 AM
TH: Head South on I-5 to exit 766 (Gazelle). Turn left (south) on Highway 99 for 7 miles to Gazelle. Turn Right in Gazelle onto the Gazelle Callahan Highway. Drive 18 miles to left turn for Kangaroo Lake (clearly marked) on Rail Creek Road. Proceed to Kangaroo Lake parking just past the Fen Trail parking (6.8 miles). The TH for Fen Trail is opposite the Fen Trail Parking. EDT: 1:35. Description: Climb to the saddle beyond Kangaroo Lake and down a short distance to the PCT. Turn left on the PCT and follow it all the way to Bull Lake. Destination Elevation: 7,080 feet. Distance: 8 miles; Elevation Gain :1,200 feet. Total Ascent: 1,400 feet. Optional descent to Bull Lake adds 1 mile and roughly 300 feet of ascent. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles.
August 31: Big Red Mountain:
TH: From Talent on Highway 99 take a left on Rapp Road and follow Rapp which turns into Wagner Creek Road for 8 miles to a left to remain on Wagner Creek Road which becomes Wagner Gap Road / FS-22. Continue on another 10 miles (18 miles total from the turn off of Highway 99) to the junction with FS-20. Right on FS-20 for 0.8 miles to the Siskiyou Gap TH and parking in the clearing on the right. Description: The PCT winds around Big Red Mountain through cool woods and along some cliffs with a good trail. Lots of views. Near the high point before the trail heads down, turn left on a gentle slope through fields to the top of Big Red Mountain. Lunch on rocks with 360 degree view after touring the summit. Distance 6 miles. Elevation gain 1,200 feet. Weather forecast. Driving Mileage: 60 miles.