Wednesday Hike Schedule for April 2023

Last Revision 4/19/23


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:Francie Skinner, 541-840-4042

April 5: Great Meadow to Lake of the Woods Snowshoe
TH: Follow DIM to the Great Meadow Sno-Park at the intersection of DIM and Highway 140. EDT: 60 minutes. Sno-Park Permit Required; passengers should help pay for it. Description: Snowshoe from the Great Meadow to Lake of the Woods. It is 2 mikes each direction for a total of 4 miles. Elevation gain: 140'.  Billie Creek Divide SNOTELWeather Forecast. RT mileage: 80 miles.

April 12: East Applegate Ridge: Leave at 8:30 AM
TH: Continue thru Jacksonville on Highway 238 past Milepost 29 and Forest Creek Road (on the right) for another 1/2 mile to a small sign on the left "East Applegate Ridge Trail" near 5091 Highway 238 for the TH parking area.  EDT: 40 minutes. We will do an up and back of 10.5 miles with about 1,900' gain. Exceptional views.  Weather forecast. RT mileage: 70 miles.

April 19: Greenhorn Park - Yreka

April 26: Squaw Valley Creek Trail - Leave at 8:00 AM  
TH: South on I-5 past Shasta to the McCloud exit (736) and then east 10 miles on California 89 to the central McCloud exit. Right on Squaw Valley Road for 5.9 miles and then right on Politically Correct Valley Road (nee Squaw Valley Creek Road) signed for Squaw Valley Creek / Cabin Creek TH for 3 miles to the TH. EDT: 1:45. Description: An out and back walk along boisterous Cabin Creek (nee Squaw Valley Creek) to its intersection with Bear Trap Creek. The trail passes multiple rocky gorges and waterfalls. Distance: 10 miles; elevation gain: 800 feet. Spoiler alert: the elevation gain is all after lunch, but a barely noticeable 160 feet / mile. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 190 miles.