3/14/20 - All AHG Hikes are Suspended Until Further Notice
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 Hikes is 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition
Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026.
October 5: Upper Rogue River Trail: Woodruff Creek to Bridge To Nowhere RT (p. 92 in 100 Hikes) - Leave at 8:30 Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Take Highway 62 towards Crater Lake and make a left onto FS 68 about 7 miles beyond Prospect; continue 2 miles to the TH at Woodruff Bridge. EDT: 90 minutes. Description: Follow the river upstream from Woodruff Bridge; go one mile beyond Natural Bridge to the Bridge to Nowhere; cross the bridge and go right a short distance to our lunch spot at Viani Falls; then return on lunch side of river to Natural Bridge. Distance: 9 miles; elevation gain: 300 ft. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 140 miles.
October 12: Lower Rogue River Trail: Grave Creek to Whiskey Creek RT —Leave at 8:30 Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Take I-5 north to Merlin (Exit 60); drive thru Merlin and follow Galice Road 19 miles to far side of Grave Creek bridge; turn left downhill to the boat ramp parking and the TH; EDT: 90 min. Description: Follow north rim of Rogue River canyon past Rainie Falls to Whiskey Creek; return same way; Bring plenty of water and a good hat; we have had some problems with overheating on this hike. Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 1,270 feet. Weather forecast RT driving mileage: 140 miles.
October 19: Crater Lake and up Garfield Peak- Leave at 8:00.
TH: Drive to parking behind the Lodge. EDT: 2 hours. Description: Ascend Garfield Peak. Return to cars and do a flower hike near Park Headquarters on the rim road. Do the rim road, stopping at various view points. Lunch location according to timing. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 220 miles.
October 26: Up the New Wonder Trail
TH: Drive to Lithia Park, go up past the Swimming Reservoir lot to the parking area across the road from the TH. EDT: 15 minutes. Description- Take the New Wonder trail up to where it meets the old Wonder Trail. Continue up the Wonder Trail to where it meets the Fell on Knee Trail for lunch. RT 8.6 miles, elevation gain 1300'. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 10 miles.