Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sun-screen, insect repellent and rain gear as appropriate. In winter, bring layers. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; RT = round trip mileage; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Vaccination against COVID19 is required. Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026.
August 5: Jack-Ash Trail - Greenstone to Anderson Ridge TH
TH:Take I-5 to Phoenix Exit and left to Highway 99. Turn right and proceed to Stage Road and go left. Continue on Stage Road to the end and turn left at the T junction on Griffen Lane. Drive past the school and go straight past both Pioneer Road and Griffen Creek Road, continuing straight for about 2 miles until you see a left marked Griffen Creek Road (confusing but correct). Left onto the paved Griffen Creek Road and it will soon turn into the paved Anderson Butte Road which continues about 5 miles up to 4,500 feet elevation. The pavement ends and there is a sign on the right marked Griffen TH. Continue straight on FS Rd 39-2-8. Do not go left on Anderson Butte Road. In one mile you will come to a big pile of dirt on the right and Greenstone TH markers across the road on the hill. EDT: 45 minutes. Description: The trail ascends through old growth forest to the ridge and along the ridge another 2 miles to Anderson Ridge TH. Distance 6.4 miles. Approximately 1,100 feet of climb, 800 at the outset and a gradual 300 on the return. Weather forecast. RT Mileage 50 miles.
August 12: No hike scheduled
August 19: Mike's "All Dirt" cross Ashland hike and lunch Hike leader: Mike Sanson
TH: Leave shuttle car at Rite Aid. Car pool up Tollman Creek Road. Turn right on Green Meadows Way, turn left on Lupin to Oredson-Todd Woods TH parking. EDT: 10 minutes. The route follows these trails: Oredson-Todd, White Rabbit, Mike Uhtoff, below Dr. Epstein's fence, Red Queen, Witzend, Upper Lithia Park and ends at Pioneer Street. Lunch at Louie's. Bus back to Rite Aid shuttle car to retrieve cars at trailhead. Approximately 8 miles/500' gain. Bring a dollar for the bus. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 10 miles.
August 26: No hike scheduled