Wednesday Hike Schedule for July 2024

Last Revision 7/22/24

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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:Francie Skinner, 541-840-4042
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July 3 Porcupine Mountain from Pilot Rock Trailhead Leave at 8:30 AM
TH:Take I-5 to the Mt. Ashland exit 6. Proceed on old 99 S for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto 40-2E-33 for 2 miles. Park on the right. Begin on the Pilot Rock trail for 0.7 mile. Turn left and head north on the PCT for 2.6 miles. Turn left onto the Porcupine Mountain trail for 0.6 of a mile. Return the reverse way. Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation gain 1,766 feet. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 30 miles.

July 10: Upper Rogue to Takelma Gorge and Knob Falls  Leave 8:30 AM
TH: Exit #30 off I-5 and go north on Highway 62 (Crater Lake Highway). Between milepost 51 and 52, turn left onto Woodruff Meadow Road 68, go 1.7 miles, and then turn left into the parking area (just before Woodruff Bridge). EDT: 80 minutes. Hike along the Rogue by very large Douglas firs to viewpoints over the spectacular Takelma Gorge. Return towards the cars. Continue past and hike to Knob Falls. Return to the cars. A hiking stick or two are very useful for a short stretch of the trail with many small lava rocks. Hiking. Distance: 7.6 miles RT; elevation gain: 1,216 feet. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage:120 miles.

July 17: Union Peak - Crater Lake National Park (p. 77 in 100 Hikes)     Leave at 8:00 AM
TH:  Take Highway 62 towards the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park. The trail begins approximately 1 mile west of the entrance on Highway 62 at the Pacific Crest Trail crossing.  Description: This is one of our favorite hikes; great views combined with just a bit of a challenging rock scramble near the summit. Follow the PCT for 3 miles to the Union Peak trail junction.  Follow the Union Peak trail to the summit.  Distance: 10 miles; elevation gain: 1,600 feet.  Weather forecast. RT mileage: 170 miles.

July 24: Southgate Meadow to Gray Butte and Panther Meadow(Mt. Shasta) (p. 218 in 100 Hikes) - Leave at 8:00 AM.
TH: Take I-5 south exit at Central Mt. Shasta (Exit 738). Merge onto Lake Street and head east for 1 mile, passing through the intersection with Mount Shasta Bloulvard. As the road bends north, continue onto Washington Street for 0.1 miles before continuing onto Everitt Memorial Highway. Once on this road, continue for about 13 miles to the Southgate Meadows trailhead. We will begin at Southgate meadows and hike out past the gate and to Upper Southgate meadow.  Then return to the gate and hike below Red Butte.  From there we will continue around to the back of Grey Butte. From there, we will descend down to Panther Meadow and then back up to the cars.  Hike Distance 7 miles Elevation gain 1,500 feet TH is at 7,800'.
EDT 1 hour 45 minutes. 190 miles RT. Weather Forecast.  

June 31: Mt. Eddy (opposite Mt Shasta in California) (p. 210 in 100 Hikes) -Leave at 8:00 AM. Hike leader: Francie
TH: Drive south on I-5 and take Stewart Springs Road exit (about 1.5 miles after passing rest area next to Weed); turn right at both stop signs, then left onto Stewart Springs Road; after 4 miles, turn right onto Road 17 for 9.3 miles to the upper / PCT TH. Drop the hikers here and then position a shuttle car 1.3 miles further on down the road at the hairpin curve at the lower TH. EDT: 105 minutes. Description: Wildflower heaven, inviting lakes, spectacular views of Mt Shasta; alternate turn around point is the ridge top before the long, barren slog to the summit. Distance: 10 miles; elevation gain to summit 2,200 feet, to ridge 1,400 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles.