Wednesday Hike Schedule for September 2022

Last Revision 9/25/22

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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.
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September 7: PCT Above Taylor Lake (Russian Wilderness) (p. 202 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00 AM

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TH: Take I-5 south to Exit 773 - Fort Jones (1 mile south of Yreka); follow Highway 3 for 27 miles to Etna; make a right from Collier Way onto Main Street / Sawers Bar Road and continue 9.4 miles to Etna Summit; EDT: 1:30. Description: follow the PCT along a view-packed ridge crest to the Taylor Lake overlook. Return the same way. Distance: 7+ miles RT; elevation gain: 2,500 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 160 miles.

September 14: PCT Above Taylor Lake (Russian Wilderness) (p. 202 in 100 Hikes) Leave at 8:00 AM
TH: Take I-5 south to Exit 773 - Fort Jones (1 mile south of Yreka); follow Highway 3 for 27 miles to Etna; make a right from Collier Way onto Main Street / Sawers Bar Road and continue 9.4 miles to Etna Summit; EDT: 1:30. Description: follow the PCT along a view-packed ridge crest to the Taylor Lake overlook. Return the same way. Distance: 7+ miles RT; elevation gain: 2,500 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 160 miles.

September 21: Hyatt Lake to Greensprings Summit
TH: Take Highway 66 to Greensprings Summit and leave a shuttle car. Continue on to the Greensprings Inn and make a left and go 3 miles to the PCT crossing. EDT: 45 minutes. Description: Walk along the PCT thru flower-filled woods and meadows. The Hiking Group started out with an abbreviated version of this hike on June 27, 2001. Distance: 7.5 miles; elevation gain: 1100 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 40 miles.

September 28: Porcupine Lake via the PCT  Leave at 8:00 AM Hike leader: Francie
TH: Take I-5 south to Exit 738, the Central Mount Shasta exit. Right on Hatchery Lane for 0.3 miles to a left on Old Stage Road for 0.3 miles. Straight on West A. Barr / NF 26 for 17 miles to the TH. (Note: there is a signed fork indicating Gumboot Lake in 0.5 miles to the left.  Continue to the right, climbing up the cirque that contains Gumboot Lakes.  The PCT Gumboot Trailhead and parking are located at the summit.)  EDT: 1:45 
DESCRIPTION: We will follow the PCT north from Picayune Summit where we will see Picayune Lake to the left and passing below White Ridge to the right. After approximately 4.8 miles we will turn left on the Porcupine Lake trail hiking 0.20 miles where we will have lunch. After lunch we will go back out to the PCT and continue north on the PCT for approximately 0.30 miles and look down at Toad Lake. We will then head back south on the PCT to our cars. The hike has many spectacular views along the way including areas with Darlingtonia Californica plants and Mount Shasta. Distance 10.5-11 miles, elevation gain 1.300'. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 180 miles.