Siskiyou Wanderers September 2011 Hike Schedule

Here’s the September, 2011 schedule for the Siskiyou Wanderers (reprinted with permission):

Sept 1: Porcupine Lake & Toad Lake: We’ll hike the PCT from near Gumboot Lake to either Porcupine or Toad Lake or both along the great Trinity Divide with vistas all around.
AD: 10-13 miles THE: 6600′ AEG: 1200/1720′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

Sept 8: Big Blue Lake: Richard & Ted discussed the possibility of an alternate route that would drop us into the lake from the notch. Or we can go via Hogan Lake. Either way be prepared for some cross country travel.
AD: 9 miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1800′ PMP: Bob’s Ranch House, Etna T: 8:30 am.

Sept 15: Trail Gulch Hike & Backpack Camp-out: Another chance to camp-out under the stars!! A 2.5 mile pack in from Carter Meadows to this subalpine lake. Throw down your pack and continue on to explore the North Fork of Coffee Creek for the days hike. Campers have the option to fish, swim or hike to Long Gulch the following day. Please coordinate with Ted Albert for the backpacking.
AD: 9-11 miles THE: 5500′ AEG: 2500′ PMP: Callahan T: 8:30 am.

Sept 15: Waldo Lake Camp-out: Load up the RV and canoe for the Wanderers annual camping trip to this Gem of the Cascades. Know as one of the purest lakes in the world, one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon and Igor & Suzanne’s favorite. We’ll meet at A-12/Hwy 97 to convoy up via 97 to Hwy 58 to NF5897. I think we’ll stop along the way for lunch.
AD: 180 mile drive est 5 hours PMP: A-12/Hwy 97 T: 8:30

Sept 22: Hidden Valley: One of Suzanne’s favorite places on the mountain, nestled between Shastina & Mt Shasta, above Horse Camp . . .dramatic setting, great views. Rough trail above Horse Camp. No Dogs in Mt Shasta Wilderness area.
AD: 8+ miles THE: 6900′ AEG: 2300′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

Sept 29: Russian & Waterdog Lakes: Ted was the only Wanderer to make it to these fine lakes last year as the rest of us lost the trail. We’ll keep a tether on Ted this year to make sure we all find the way.
AD: 11iles THE: 4600′ AEG: 2500 PMP: Bob’s Ranch House, Etna T: 8:30am.

Legend to the Schedule:

AD: Approximate round trip distance.
THE: Trailhead elevation.
AEG: Approximate elevation gain.
PMP: Principal meeting place.
T: Meeting time at PMP.
DDT: Drive Distance to Trailhead.

And There’s Also the Siskiyou Meanderers

These folks hike most Fridays. For more information contact Benita and Neal Clark at 926-2424.