Monday Hike Schedule for December 2022

Last Revision 11/23/22

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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
Website: https://ashlandhiking.org

December 5: Pacifica/ Garden & Nursery (Williams) New Hike
TH: From Jacksonville drive 21 miles up Highway 238. Turn left onto Water Gap Road and drive 2 miles to a left into Pacifica parking lot. EDT: 1 hour. Description: Charming pastoral countryside. The trail will take us around the perimeter for 4.3 miles first over forested hills then through flat pastures with reservoirs along the way. About 200' gain. Weather forecast. 100 miles RT.

December 12: Buck Rock Tunnel
TH: From Rite Aid, take Highway 66 nine miles to a right on Buckhorn Springs Road then a quick right up Emigrant Creek Road for two miles to the parking area on the left. EDT: 25 minutes. Description: Go around the gate across the road from the parking area and continue up the Buck Rock Trail. The first split off trail to the left takes you 2 miles up to the East portal of the tunnel project. Go out and up to the main trail for another 2 miles to the West portal for lunch. Back down the main trail to the parking area . 6+ mile loop with 800' gain. Weather forecast.  RT mileage: 30 miles.

December 19: Lithia Park Loop & New Wonder Trail
TH: Meet at the bandshell parking lot in Lithia Park.
Description: Start up the Lithia loop and then break off past the Swimming Reservoir to do the New Wonder Trail. Come back down to complete the park loop. 7 miles and 750' elevation gain. Weather forecast.Let's hope for snow!

December 26: NO Hike! Driving back from Christmas in California. Merry Christmas!