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.
July 6: TBD
July 13: Parks Creek TH to Bluff Lake Overlook. Page 88 - Klamath National Forest Atlas.
Note: Same TH as for Deadfall Lakes. South on I-5 and exit Stewart Springs Road 1 mile after Weed rest area (beside Weed Airport). Exit West (right) to stop sign then right again followed by a left onto Road 17 – Springs Road. After 4 miles you need to turn right to stay on 17 (not stay on the road you are on) and another 9 miles to the TH. Park at the TH for Deadfall Lakes on left, which has toilet facilities. Description: Cross the road from the parking and continue on the PCT for about 5 miles around a deep valley to a cliff overlooking Bluff Lake. Distance 10 miles. No meaningful ascent. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles.
July 20: PCT from Cook & Green Pass to Echo Lake and towards Lilly Pad Lake (p. 160 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00 AM
TH: Past Applegate Lake to the T. Left on Elliot Creek Road / NF-1050 for 2.1 miles. Right on NF-1055 for 9.8 miles to the TH at Cook & Green Pass. High clearance vehicles recommended. EDT: 1:45. Description: Hike on the PCT to the ridge above Echo Lake for a nice lunchtime view down to the Lake. Continue past Echo Lake towards Lilly Pad Lake for huge additional views. Turn around before the Lake or continue down to the Lake. Elevation gain about 2,000 feet spread out gradually over the hike. 7.1 miles return to the turnaround or 8.1 miles to Lilly Pad Lake and back. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 120 miles
July 27: Boundary Springs in Crater Lake N.P. (p. 59 in 101 Hikes)
TH: Take Highway 62 to the junction with Highway 230. Continue on Highway 230 for 18 miles to the Crater Rim Viewpoint parking area. EDT: 90 minutes. This round trip hike to the headwaters of the Rogue River at Boundary Springs is an easy, fairly flat, 5 miles. After the hike we will drop by Crater Lake via the North Entrance. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 220 miles.