May 19 – Taylor Creek: The last time the club hiked this trail we waded across the creeks due to the sorry state of the bridges. However, our friends at the Sikiyou Mountain Club have built some brand new bridges that just demand we pay an appreciative visit to admire their handiwork. Taylor Creek .............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.
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Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill The day after this hike, cold, rain, snow, slush, wind, and sleet came to stay for an extended visit that really curtailed hiking festivities for the time being. But on this Saturday at Bullards Beach, who really cared about all that? The weather was fantastically sunny, albeit a bit on ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Brad Bishop Two carloads of hearty hikers braved the cold, the Rogue and a rookie hike leader on our Graves Creek to Whiskey Creek adventure on January 27. Would it snow? Would anyone be swept into the Rogue by the waterfalls we had to cross? Does Brad know where the heck he’s ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Lane Harris On this superbly sunny day in January, and the first club hike of 2018, Lane led over 30 (maybe 40?…) eager hikers on a hike through the inland forests and sandy beaches of Cape Blanco. Several members of the South Coast Striders hiking club made up part of the thundering ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill The North Bank Habitat, near Glide, has become our last-hike-of-the-year tradition, if the last 4 or 5 years are any indication. The whole vibe was foggy when we started but it was a thin fog, so there was hope that the day would turn out to be sunny. We headed ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill The Friends of the Umpqua, aided and abetted by members of the Coos Bay hiking club, the South Coast Striders, numbered a lucky 13 on this hike on Cape Mountain. While the term “mountain” implies a certain geological element to the hike, this hike was all about the forest. Tall ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – John Malone The forecast for Saturday December 2nd was a grim one, which is probably why only 3 hardy souls showed up at the library car park, and made the drive over to the coast. At the trail head they were thrilled to find Rachel and Traci from the South Coast Striders ………….click here to read more.