Friday Flower Walk Schedule for June 2024

Last Revision 2/25/24

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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, June 7 – Boccard Point and Peony Hill on the PCT to Little Pilot Rock
Meet at Rite Aid Parking Lot on Ashland St, Exit 14, 9:00 AM
So ugly, they are cute, our native peonies on a flower-filled hillside.  Getting there is an adventure too.
Directions: Turn Left onto Ashland St, becomes Hwy 66 for 8 miles.  Turn Right onto Buckhorn Springs Rd, for 2 miles to Tyler Creek Rd.- dirt roads from now on.  Continue straight on Tyler Cr Rd for 2.5 miles. Turn Right onto Baldy Creek Rd and up the canyon on rough dirt road, 6 miles to the TH.  EDT: 60 min, RT: 20. Weather Forecast.

Friday, June 21 – CSNM Mariposas Lily Preserve NEW WALK
Meet at Rite Aid Parking Lot on Ashland St, Exit 14, 9:00AM
A special botanical area in our own backyard – who knew?   We’re going to try and find these rare lovely lilies, and if we have time, we’ll do a little botanizing from the PCT TH off Old 99 towards Pilot Rock. Directions to be added.