September 22 – Dellenback Dunes: Moderate 7.5 miles – Dellenback Dunes is Oregon’s biggest sandbox. The wind-carved dune landscape might resemble Saudi Arabia (except our Douglas firs give the location away). Dellenback Dunes a club itinerary staple but hiking here is always a good time. For more information call John Malone 541-673-1973. If you .............click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Edwin Case The road was rough and we had three 4 wheel drive vehicles ferry our 11 hikers to the upper Mount Bailey trailhead. We enjoyed a respite from Roseburg’s upper 90 degree heat with the temperature being a relatively cool 80ish degrees with a steady breeze blowing. Unfortunately, smoke from the ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Lane Harris Despite a long drive and one flat tire, 11 people enjoyed this one-way 6 mile mostly downhill hike on the newly developed Jack-Ash trail near Jacksonville and Ashland, OR (thus, the Jack-Ash name, which surely conjures up snickers from those of us still in the 2nd grade, mental-wise). The weather ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Edwin Case Only four hikers showed up for this hike. Lindsey, Brad, Larry, and I arrived at the trailhead near Tipanogas Lake Campground at 10:30. We hiked along the north side of Lake Tipanogas then up and around the valley, walking through forest and past ponds up to the summit of Cowhorn ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Brad Bishop Five hardy hikers showed up on a beautiful late spring day for the PCT to Boccard Point hike on June 2nd. Jane, Diane, John and myself left Roseburg and met our newest member, Chelsea, at the Soda Mountain trailhead. The weather forecast the temperature to reach 90 degrees, but we pushed ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator Richard O’Neill Several years ago, I led the club on an outing on the Taylor Creek Trail and we really didn’t get very far. There were several bridges crossing and re-crossing the creek and all were rotten, dilapidated, and dangerous. Well, I read a newspaper article about the new bridges on the creek, ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill Oh, I had such ambitious plans for this hike. Several years ago, I had cobbled an improvised route that followed faint game trails through Alder Dunes and dense forest. While challenging, the route did include a beach walk before the bushwack back along slow-moving Sutton Creek. Oh, but the best ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Lane Harris On this glorious spring day, 9 courageous human hikers and one hiker of the canine variety arrived to conquer this lengthy stretch of trail, measuring at least 9.5 miles. Coincidently, that would be one human for each mile, with the dog representing the additional half mile. How cool is that?! ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – John Malone This was a substitute hike because weather precluded the scheduled hike into the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. So, it was no surprise to the 5 hikers who showed up that it was raining. But since we are Oregonians well used to the rain, we just put on the rain gear and ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill Only 5 of us showed up for this hike while all you fair weather namby-pambies stayed home warm and dry. But hey, at least there weren’t any gale force winds like last time! This hike was wet as a steady rain fell on our hat brims the entire day. But ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill The East Applegate Ridge Trail is a small piece of a very ambitious trail project that will make it possible to hike from Grants Pass to Ashland on continuous trail. If the rest of the trail is as spectacular as this 5.8 mile section, then the club will be doing ………….click here to read more.