Wednesday Hike Schedule for August 2023

Last Revision 8/28/23


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

August 2: Boccard Point  HIKE LEADER: LESLIE HART
TH: From Highway 66 turn onto Soda Mountain Road just before reaching Greensprings Summit; Proceed some 5 miles to the PCT crossing right after passing under power lines for the second time. EDT: 45 minutes.  Description: Incredible views from Mt. Shasta and Pilot Rock to Mt. McLoughlin. Follow the PCT for about 3 miles and turn left to follow a trail towards Boccard Point.  We will have lunch at Boccard Point and have the option of finding Little Pilot Peak on the way back to the cars (adds about ½ mile).  Distance: about 10 miles, elevation gain: about 1,500 feet.  Weather Forecast  RT mileage: 40 miles

August 9: Donomore Meadows to Dutchman Peak -  Leave at 8:30 AM. Hike Leader: Barry Harris 
TH: Turn at Ruch and head south for 9.3 miles. Just past the closed Country Club cross the bridge and take the second left onto Beaver Creek Road / FS 20. Up FS 20 for 14 miles to Silver Fork Gap. Cross the intersection and take the road at 11 o'clock which is FS 2025. Continue on FS 2025 for 4 miles to Donomore Gap and park on the right. EDT: 90 minutes. Description: Nice views on this walk along the PCT and great views from the Dutchman Peak lookout. Distance: 10 miles; elevation gain about 2,000 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 120 miles.

August 16: Mt. Scott at Crater Lake

Hike canceled due to weather conditions

August 23: Rogue Rock Gym

I was just throwing thoughts back and forth with Leslie and she reminded me that we had discussed going to Rogue Rock Gym when we had bad smoky weather. Let's meet at 9am at Rite Aid and then go to: 3001 Samike Dr, Medford, OR 97501 

I spoke to a young man named Lyric.  He said that we would not need to reserve a time for a group our size of 4 to 12 people.  Also, Wednesday mornings are not super busy.  For day use, the cost would be $20 for a day pass and then $6 for rental package of gear which includes shoes, harness, chalk and belay device. Just bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

There is a waiver that we would all need to fill out:

Please let me know if you are interested so I can get a guestimate of how many people will be attending.

Drive time: 18 minutes Drive distance: 13 miles each way.  Please round up and pay your drivers $3  I will be meeting at the gym.  

AUGUST 30: Southgate Meadow and Gray Butte (Mt Shasta)_(p. 218 in 100 Hikes).

Hike canceled due to smoke

TH: Drive south on I-5. Take the first Mt. Shasta Exit 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 Southgate Meadow- Old Ski Bowl parking area. EDT: 90 minutes. Description: Beat the heat on this high elevation hike. The loop starts at 7,800 feet and reaches a high point of 8,300 feet. Start at Southgate Meadow trailhead and hike 1 mile to The Gate, then another mile to Upper South Gate Meadows. We will stop for a snack break and photo opportunities.  Head back to The Gate. Then take a trail over to Gray Butte and then Panther Meadow and back up the road to Southgate Meadows- Old Ski Bowl parking area. Be open to possible Lemurian contacts. 
Distance: 7 miles: climbing: 1,800'. 
Weather Forecast:  RT mileage: 180 miles.