Siskiyou Wanderers December 2011 Hike Schedule

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

Dec 1: Grass Lake: Come walk off your Thanksgiving gobble-gobble with your fellow Wanderer’s. We saw a herd of elk the last time we were here. It can be muddy in areas.
AD: 6-7 miles THE: 5080′ AEG: 350′ PMP: A12/Hwy97 T: 9:00 am.

Dec 8: Deadwood/French Creek: We’ve not done this hike since 2000. There wasn’t any description other than it’s a loop hike. Deadwood was once a thriving community the size of Yreka, although there is nothing there now. Al knows the way – and the history!
AD: xx miles THE: 1010′ AEG: xx00′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

Dec 15: Ney Falls: An easy hike to some pretty falls near Lake Siskiyou. Additional mileage can be achieved by continuing on up the logging roads or maybe someone will invite us over for an early Christmas feast (HINT – HINT)
AD: 3-6 miles THE: 3100′ AEG: 500′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T:9:00 am.

Dec 22: Girard Ridge: A hike known for it’s wide variety of fungi up the PCT from Soda Creek. If conditions don’t look favorable for this northside hike, then we can go eastward and hike the McCloud River. Either way we’ll meet at the Fish Hatchery.
AD: 8+ miles THE:2100′ AEG: 2000′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T:9:00 am.

Dec 29: Quartz Hill/Oro Fino: An enjoyable road hike to Quartz Hill Lookout to see the New Year in.
AD: 4-5 miles THE: 2950′ AEG: 1300 PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00am

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.

Siskiyou Wanderers November 2011 Hike Schedule

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

Nov 3: Black Mountain: Al will lead us up this prominent mountain just south of the Klamath River. An excellent opportunity to work off Halloween candy calories! There will be some cross-county on our climb to the top. More fall colors???
AD: 4-5 miles THE: 3080′ AEG: 2000′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

Nov 10: Scott Valley Bike Ride: Eastside Rd is an enjoyable ride – as long as there is no freezing fog like 2009! There are a couple of different ride options depending on the group and bikes. Those with out bikes can hike up one of the ‘gulch’ roads off Eastside or Kidder Creek Rd – many options! Afterward, let’s have lunch at the newly opened Cold Stream Tavern.
AD: 15-30 miles THE: 2750′ AEG: 400′ PMP: Ray’s Mkt, Ft Jones T: 9:00 am.

Nov 17: Butcher Hill: We’ll hike up through the old cemetery to the top of Butcher Hill for an overlook of Yreka. There is also the historical Chinese Cemetery across the street. Afterward we’ll gather at Richard & Sue’s house for a dessert social. Bring your favorite dessert to share.
AD: 5-6 miles THE: 2640′ AEG: 500′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

Nov 24: Happy Thanksgiving!!

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.

Siskiyou Wanderers October 2011 Hike Schedule

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

Oct 6: Wright Lakes/Big Meadow: We’ve not done this hike since 2004. This hike was a favorite of Kurt Doehlert, one of the founding Wanderer’s. Also, Al is going to shows us a very unique rock formation called a horst.
AD: 5 miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1850′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

Oct 13: Martin’s Dairy: We’ll be on the look out for fall colors as we walk this beautiful high meadow. After the hike come to Greg & Leslie’s for a potluck. Help us celebrate the completion of the rock pillar/cedar fencing that outlines our new backyard.
AD: 6 miles THE: 6000′ AEG: 500′ PMP: A-12/Hwy 97 T: 9:00 am.

Oct 20: Kelsey Creek/Maple Falls: Another chance to capture fall colors as we hike along Kelsey Creek to Maple Falls. Hiking sticks advised to help negotiate the trail if covered by leaves.
AD: 8 miles THE: 2500′ AEG: 1900′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am

Oct 27: North Fork of the Salmon River: I’ve read that this is a beautiful hike, usually done in spring, but cut short due to stream crossings. Water flow should be low this time of year, but wear your water proof shoes just in case. If it’s not too late we’ll stop in at the Etna Brewery for a cold one afterward!
AD: 6-7 miles. THE: 2900′ AEG: 400′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am

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.

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. tedalbert@sbcglobal.net.
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.

Siskiyou Wanderers August 2011 Hike Schedule

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

Aug 4: East Boulder Lake Hike & Backpack Camp-out: It’s a short hike (2.5 mi w/ elevation gain) into East Boulder where you have the choice to hang out and relax, fish, set up camp or hike another 2.5 miles (one way) to either Mill Creek Lake or Marshey Lake for the days hike. Campers will stay a night or two. Please coordinate w/ Leslie for the backpacking.
AD: 5+miles THE: 5750′ AEG: 2100′ PMP: Callahan T: 8:30 am.

Aug 11: Deadfall Lakes & Mt Eddy: The switchbacks to the summit have a surprising amount of flowers. The view from the top is spectacular! Bring your swimsuit (or not) for a dip in one of the lakes on the way back.
AD: 10 miles THE: 6200′ AEG: 2800′ PMP: Edgewood Junction T: 8:30 am.

Aug 18: Paynes Lake & Alberts Lake: Hike south along PCT from Etna Summit to these two fine lakes. There is some cross county to Albert Lake.
AD: 10 miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1500′ PMP: Etna, Bob’s Ranch House T: 8:30 am.

Aug 25: Castle Lake & Heart Lake: Enjoy the trek to a peak above Castle & Heart Lakes to a wonderful overlook of Castle Crags. Those wishing to hike a little more can include Little Castle Lake as well.
AD: 6+ miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1500′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

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.

Aug 4: East Boulder Lake Hike & Backpack Camp-out: It’s a short hike (2.5 mi w/ elevation gain) into East Boulder where you have the choice to hang out and relax, fish, set up camp or hike another 2.5 miles (one way) to either Mill Creek Lake or Marshey Lake for the days hike. Campers will stay a night or two. Please coordinate w/ Leslie for the backpacking.
AD: 5+miles THE: 5750′ AEG: 2100′ PMP: Callahan T: 8:30 am. 

Aug 11: Deadfall Lakes & Mt Eddy: The switchbacks to the summit have a surprising amount of flowers. The view from the top is spectacular! Bring your swimsuit (or not) for a dip in one of the lakes on the way back.
AD: 10 miles THE: 6200′ AEG: 2800′ PMP: Edgewood Junction T: 8:30 am.

Aug 18: Paynes Lake & Alberts Lake: Hike south along PCT from Etna Summit to these two fine lakes. There is some cross county to Albert Lake.
AD: 10 miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1500′ PMP: Etna, Bob’s Ranch House T: 8:30 am.

Aug 25: Castle Lake & Heart Lake: Enjoy the trek to a peak above Castle & Heart Lakes to a wonderful overlook of Castle Crags. Those wishing to hike a little more can include Little Castle Lake as well.
AD: 6+ miles THE: 5900′ AEG: 1500′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

 

 

 

Siskiyou Wanderers July 2011 Hike Schedule

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

July 7: Fawn Creek Meadows: Above Forest Rd 26 to Gumboot Lake is this lovely meadow well known for its flowers. After the hike we will have a potluck at Connie Marments home, equally known for it’s lovely flowers. Bring a dish to share.
AD: 6-7miles THE: 5650′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

July 14: Kangaroo Lake & Bull Lake: This is a beautiful hike along the PCT with spectacular views looking south into the Trinities and Eddies.
AD: 7 miles THE: 6500′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Gazelle Grange T: 8:30 am.

July 21: Box Camp: The USDA/FS print out lists this as “moderately difficult” and scenic. Ted says it’s fabulous. So come prepared and come early. We need to meet at 8am to get an earlier start.
AD: 10+ miles THE: 4740′ AEG: 2020′ PMP: Rays Market, Ft Jones T: 8:00 am.

July 28: Whitney Falls: Randy will lead us to the falls of Whitney Creek on the north side of Mt Shasta. It doesn’t look like we’ve done this hike since 2003.
AD: 5 miles. THE: 5400′ AEG: 1200′ PMP: A-12 & Hwy 97 T: 8:30 am

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.

July 7: Fawn Creek Meadows: Above Forest Rd 26 to Gumboot Lake is this lovely meadow well known for its flowers. After the hike we will have a potluck at Connie Marments home, equally known for it’s lovely flowers. Bring a dish to share.
AD: 6-7miles THE: 5650′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am. 

July 14: Kangaroo Lake & Bull Lake: This is a beautiful hike along the PCT with spectacular views looking south into the Trinities and Eddies.
AD: 7 miles THE: 6500′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Gazelle Grange T: 8:30 am.

July 21: Box Camp: The USDA/FS print out lists this as “moderately difficult” and scenic. Ted says it’s fabulous. So come prepared and come early. We need to meet at 8am to get an earlier start.
AD: 10+ miles THE: 4740′ AEG: 2020′ PMP: Rays Market, Ft Jones T: 8:00 am.

July 28: Whitney Falls: Randy will lead us to the falls of Whitney Creek on the north side of Mt Shasta. It doesn’t look like we’ve done this hike since 2003.
AD: 5 miles. THE: 5400′ AEG: 1200′ PMP: A-12 & Hwy 97 T: 8:30 am

 

 

 

 

July 7: Fawn Creek Meadows: Above Forest Rd 26 to Gumboot Lake is this lovely meadow well known for its flowers. After the hike we will have a potluck at Connie Marments home, equally known for it’s lovely flowers. Bring a dish to share. 

AD: 6-7miles THE: 5650′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 8:30 am.

 

July 14: Kangaroo Lake & Bull Lake: This is a beautiful hike along the PCT with spectacular views looking south into the Trinities and Eddies.

AD: 7 miles THE: 6500′ AEG: 800′ PMP: Gazelle Grange T: 8:30 am.

 

July 21: Box Camp: The USDA/FS print out lists this as “moderately difficult” and scenic. Ted says it’s fabulous. So come prepared and come early. We need to meet at 8am to get an earlier start.

AD: 10+ miles THE: 4740′ AEG: 2020′ PMP: Rays Market, Ft Jones T: 8:00 am.

 

July 28: Whitney Falls: Randy will lead us to the falls of Whitney Creek on the north side of Mt Shasta. It doesn’t look like we’ve done this hike since 2003.

AD: 5 miles. THE: 5400′ AEG: 1200′ PMP: A-12 & Hwy 97 T: 8:30 am

Siskiyou Wanderers Hike Schedule for June, 2011

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

June 2: Intake Springs, McCloud: Lynne Butler has made arrangements for this road hike up to Intake Springs though old growth forest and locked gates. Afterward we will gather at Lynne & Johns for burgers, dogs and beans. Please bring a side, dessert or beverage to share.
AD: 5-7 miles THE: 3,700′ AEG: 700′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

June 9: Pilot Rock: A favorite spring hike full of wildflowers and views. You have a choice of climbing the rock or walking the trail beyond the rock. Don’t forget your camera!
AD: 6 miles THE: 5,700′ AEG: 1000′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

June 16: Seven Lake Basin/Echo Lake: We’ll hike along the PCT from above Gumboot Lake to Echo Lake with fantastic view in all directions.
AD: 7-8 miles THE: 6,460′ AEG: 1,200′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

June 23: Graham Creek: Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with a hike through the mixed forest of pine, fir and cedar to a view point of lava flow on the North side of Mt. Shasta. Continue the celebration from Igor & Suzanne’s deck! Bring your favorite potluck dish to kick off the beginning of summer.
AD: 7 miles THE: 4,000′ AEG: 1,500′ PMP: A12 & Hwy 97 T: 9:00 am.

June 30: Campbell & Cliff Lakes: A lovely trail along Shackelford Creek. Enjoy stream-side views, wild flowers, meadows, lakes and forest. This hike has it all!
AD: 10 miles THE: 4,750′ AEG: 1,400 PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00am.

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.

Summit Spring Hill with the Mount Shasta Trail Association on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Come join us on the new Spring Hill hiking trail on the north side of Mt. Shasta City, Saturday May 14th. This trail with its stunning views was recently completed by volunteers of the Mount Shasta Trail Association and the Siskiyou Land Trust.

Spring Hill is an old plug dome, like Black Butte, but is around 200,000 years old rather than Black Butte’s mere 9,000-year age. From the summit we will have a 360-degree panorama of our area. We will also walk on a spur trail that leads to a rock outcropping with an awesome vantage point of Mt. Shasta. The distance is about 3.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 650 feet. It’s a moderate climb.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at 9 AM Saturday, May 14, in the fish hatchery parking lot to form carpools. The fish hatchery is located a quarter-mile west of the main Mount Shasta I-5 exit (the middle of the three) on the way to Lake Siskiyou. We will finish by early afternoon.

Siskiyou Wanderers Hike Schedule for May, 2011

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

May 5: Cinder Cone Cinco de Mayo: A reliable loop in Shasta Valley; the Hotlum/Cinder Cone Loop. You’ll warm up nicely on the climb to the ridge and be rewarded with beautiful views of both Black Butte and Mt. Eddy. Bring your favorite Mexican potluck dish to share for the fiesta celebration at Fred Kabat’s house in Shastina.
AD: 8-9 miles THE: 3,800′ AEG: 2,200′ PMP: A-12/Hwy 97 T: 9:00 am.

May 12: Beswick Rd: This was a well liked, new hike we did last year. We start just above CopCo Lake; where the river rafters take out.
AD: 10 miles THE: 2,640′ AEG: 200′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

May 19: Weiss Ranch: Jeff & Cindy Weiss have graciously agreed to share their unique & beautiful land with us again this year. Jeff will lead us from the house up the hill to the east for a different perspective pointing out native grasses & wildflowers. A don’t miss hike! We’ll need to carpool to reduce the number of cars to the house. (Sorry No Dogs)
AD: 5+ miles THE: 2,780′ AEG: 1,000′ PMP: Montague Statue T: 9:00 am.

May 31: Herd Peak: Another hike I’ve never done – this scribe business has it’s perks. We’ll trek up the road to the old lookout and enjoy our lunches while gazing out over the Shasta Valley.
AD: 7 miles THE: 6,100′ AEG: 1000′ PMP: A12 & Hwy 97 T: 9:00 am.

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.

Siskiyou Wanderers Hike Schedule for April, 2011

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

Apr 7: Lovers Leap: A cross-county hike to a well known prominent butte above the Gazelle Callahan Rd. Somehow, I’ve always missed this hike. Word is the views are outstanding and we should be treated to some early wildflowers.
AD: 6 miles THE: 4,500′ AEG: 500′ PMP: Gazelle Grange T: 9:00 am.

Apr 14: Lake Siskiyou: We will be helping to prep the trail for the up coming Ride Slide Run and Glide event as we hike along the lake trail between the resort & the campground.
AD: 6 miles THE: 3,200′ AEG: 400′ PMP: Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

Apr 21: Mt Shasta City Park/Spring Hill Trail: Come celebrate the Wanderer’s 25 th Anniversary. Come rain or shine – we’ll be INDOORS this year! Bring you place setting, beverage and favorite pot luck dish to share as we celebrate with old and new friends. Also, remember to bring your camping gear donation for the Horizons Wilderness Program – it’s tax deductible!
AD: 2-5 miles THE: 3,200′ AEG: +/- 400′ PMP: Mt. Shasta City Park Lower Lodge T: 9:30 am.

Apr 28: Medusa Flats: A new hike north of Hilt in the Klamath National Forest led by Frank Fick. This is one of Frank’s all time favorite hikes. The wildflowers should be abundant this time of year.
AD: 5 miles. THE: xxx’ AEG: 500′ PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am

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.