Wednesday Hike Schedule for August 2021

Last Revision 8/24/21

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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 as appropriate. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. 100 Hikes = 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, Second Edition. Hike leader: Keeley Kirkendal, 541-646-8797.
Website: https://ashlandhiking.org

August 4: Abbott Butte from the Yellow Jacket TH (p. 89 in 100 Hikes) Meet at 8:00 AM
TH: Take Highway 62 towards Crater Lake. Just past the Mile 51 marker make a left onto Abbott Creek Road (the sign on Highway 62 says Woodruff Campground). Cross the river and at mile 2.7 (from the Highway 62 turn) make a right onto Woodruff Creek Road. Continue following Woodruff Creek Road (NF-700) through several intersections to the Yellow Jacket TH on the right at mile 10.1. The last 5 miles or so are gravel with the occasional pothole. High clearance vehicles recommended. EDT: 2 hours. Description: Follow the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail (#1470) up and across the ridge to Elephant Head Lake and then on up over Cougar Butte to connect with the abandoned road to the top of Abbott Butte. Return the same way. RT distance is 8 miles with 2,500' of climbing. Lots of wildflowers this year. Wether forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles.

August 11: Cameron Meadows / Frog Pond Loop (p. 152 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00 AM Hike canceled due to smoke
TH: Take Hwy 238 from Jacksonville 8 miles to Ruch; turn left onto Upper Applegate Road for 19 miles past Applegate Lake; turn left onto Elliot Creek Road for 1.3 miles to the junction of FS 1040 and FS 1050. Sharp right onto FS 1040 for 9.7 miles to the Cameron Meadows TH on the left. Leave a shuttle car there and then proceed another 2 miles to the Frog Pond TH, parking just before the Frog Creek ford. EDT 90 minutes. Description: You may have heard about this hike, or read about it, and now you can do it. From the TH head uphill 2,000' on the Frog Pond trail to a lunch spot in Cameron Meadows. After lunch wander around a bit looking for the Cameron Meadows trail before heading down to the shuttle car. Distance 6 miles; 2,000' elevation change. Weather Forecast. RT mileage 110 miles.

August 18: Cameron Meadows / Frog Pond Loop (p. 152 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00 AM Hike canceled due to smoke
TH: Take Hwy 238 from Jacksonville 8 miles to Ruch; turn left onto Upper Applegate Road for 19 miles past Applegate Lake; turn left onto Elliot Creek Road for 1.3 miles to the junction of FS 1040 and FS 1050. Sharp right onto FS 1040 for 9.7 miles to the Cameron Meadows TH on the left. Leave a shuttle car there and then proceed another 2 miles to the Frog Pond TH, parking just before the Frog Creek ford. EDT 90 minutes. Description: You may have heard about this hike, or read about it, and now you can do it. From the TH head uphill 2,000' on the Frog Pond trail to a lunch spot in Cameron Meadows. After lunch wander around a bit looking for the Cameron Meadows trail before heading down to the shuttle car. Distance 6 miles; 2,000' elevation change. Weather Forecast. RT mileage 110 miles.

August 25: Mt. Shasta - Loop from the Old Ski Bowl Hike leader: Francie Skinner

Hike canceled due to smoke


TH: Take the first Mt. Shasta Exit (mile 740). East on Mt. Shasta Boulevard to the first left and then right on Ski Village Drive over to a left onto Everitt Memorial Highway and then up to the old ski bowl parking lot. EDT: 90 minutes. Description: Beat the heat on this high elevation hike. We will start at the old ski bowl, head to Southgate (roughly 1 mile), then back out and across a meadow below Red Butte.  Finally head through a forested area and up Grey Butte for lunch.  After lunch we will go down Grey Butte, through Panther Meadow and walk the road back to the cars.  Distance: 6 miles; climbing: 1,800'. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 180 miles.