Friday Flower Walk Schedule for April 2024

Last Revision 3/24/24

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Leave from eitherRite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street or Comfort Suites parking lot, Exit 19 promptly at 9:00 AM as indicated. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; CSNM = Cascade Siskiyou National Monument; RT = round trip mileage; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Coordinator: Liz Landreth 707-2699. Website: https://ashlandhiking.org or https://ashlandhike.org

The wildflower walks focus on botany, geology and ecology. There is plenty of time for stopping and discussion as well as for taking photographs and birding so birders are encouraged to bring binocs. There are no specific walk distances  - it all depends on the number of species we encounter; we get our exercise running off into the underbrush!  Figure a minimum of 4 hours for these excursions. Bring water, lunch, hat and sun-screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  Wildflower Walk locations are subject to change due to weather and bloom conditions. Contact me if you are not on my WW distribution list so I can add you for last-minute updates.

Friday, April 5 – Lower Table Rock
Meet at Comfort Suites parking lot, Exit 19, 9:00AM or at 9:40 at the Lower Table Rock Parking Lot
We always look forward to drifts of delicate Fawn lilies. Directions: From I-5, take Exit #33 at Central Point. Turn right onto East Pine Street for 1 mile. Turn left onto Table Rock Road for 5.3 miles, turn right onto Modoc Rd another 1.5 miles; TH parking lot is on the left. Elevation gain 850 ft if we make it to the top. Find convivial place afterwards. EDT: 45 min, RT: 50. Weather forecast

Friday, April 19 – Enchanted Forest
Meet at Comfort Suites parking lot, Exit 19, 9:00 AM
So aptly named!  Crowds of Indian warriors, carpets of shooting stars and a treasure chest of trilliums. We could stop for wine and cheese at Wooldridge Creek Winery afterwards. Directions: Take 1-5 north to Phoenix Exit #24. Turn right onto Highway 99 for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto South Stage Rd for 3.4 miles. Turn right onto Griffin Creek/S Stage Rd for 0.3 miles, then turn left, continuing on S Stage Rd for 3.5 miles to Jacksonville. South Stage Rd/California St becomes Highway 238. Head west towards Applegate for 15 miles. Just before the hamlet of Applegate, turn Right (north) onto North Applegate Road for 4.5 miles. Turn Right onto Kubli Road for 400 feet and then Right on Slagle Creek Road for 1.5 miles to road end at the TH. EDT: 50 minutes. RT: 80 miles. Weather forecast.