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
February 1: Stein Butte (p. 149 in 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon Leave at 8:30 AM
TH: Past Applegate Lake to the T, left on Elliot Creek Road for 0.9 mile and make a left just past the bridge into the parking area for the Seattle Bar TH. EDT 60 minutes. Description: Steady up to a ridge crest for spectacular views of the Siskiyous and then on to the Stein Butte summit, site of an old fire lookout. Distance 9 miles. 2,400' elevation gain. Weather forecast. RT mileage 90 miles.
February 8: Mount Shasta Snowshoe Leave at 8:00 AM
TH: Bunny Flat Mount Shasta EDT 1 hour 32 minutes. Description: Head up the Bunny Flat Trail to the Sierra Club Horse Camp. The trail is generally uphill (929 feet in 1.7 miles) Return the same way. Don't forget your sunglasses and sunblock. Distance: 3.4 miles RT; elevation gain: 929'. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 170 miles.
February 15: Buck Prairie I - Fawn Hollow Loop
TH: Take DIM about 18.5 miles to the Buck Prairie I Sno-Park. Sno-Park Permit Required; passengers should help pay for it. EDT: 35 minutes. Description: Head east on snow covered Buck Prairie Road past the conveniences to the loop that connects with Buck Prairie II. Distance: 5 miles. Elevation gain 600 feet. Weather forecast. Howard Prairie SNOTEL. ODOT Road Cam at Buck Prairie I. RT mileage: 40
February 22: Ashland Watershed - West side Hike leader: Bob Hutton