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
Hike Leader: Rich Stickle: 541-891-4067
March 29: Lewis Loop - Ashland Watershed
TH: From Rite Aid head west on Ashland Street, bear right on Siskiyou Boulevard, at the light just past Triangle park turn left on Morton, then a quick right on Iowa up to the top, left on Terrace up to the reservoir on Waterline. EDT: 10 minutes. Description: Head up Red Queen, Lizard and Lewis Loop trails up to the summit of Lamb Butte in the Ashland Watershed. Nice views of Grizzly, McLoughlin, Wagner, Mt. Ashland, and McDonald Peak. Distance: 8 miles. Elevation gain: 1,500. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 10 miles.
March 31: North Fork of the Salmon River from the Idlewild, CA Campground to the Mule TH. Leave at 8:00 AM. New Hike
TH: Take I-5 South 37 miles to Exit 773 in Yreka. Follow Route 3 for 26 miles to Etna. At the junction where Route 3 turns left, continue straight to Main Street and turn right. Main Street becomes Sawyer Bar Road. Drive 10.6 miles to Etna Summit then continue 9 miles to Idlewild Campground and park. EDT: 1:40. Description: Walk up Mule Bridge Road (FR 40N47) for 2 miles to TH. Cross the bridge and continue as far as desired on the North Fork Trail above the river. The Salmon River has a series of rapids for several miles. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 190 Miles.