November 17 – Cape Arago: Moderate 8 miles – Cape Arago is a particularly scenic stretch of Oregon’s coast and we all know Oregon has the best coast, right? Beginning at Sunset Bay, we will follow the rocky shore through Shore Acres State Park, and all the way to Cape Arago and back. If you like .............click here to read more.
There were two gigantic wildfires burning in central California and Roseburg’s skies were clogged with smoke from the twin conflagrations. It stood to reason there’d be plenty more acrid smoke and ash in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. But 9 intrepid hikers drove three hours through dense choking smoke while the rest of the “fluffies” ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Edwin Case Three Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club members journeyed to the Fuji Mountain trail head located in the Willamette National Forest near Oakridge Oregon. We hiked uphill just over three miles to the peak of Fuji Mountain and were rewarded with views of Waldo Lake and the Three Sisters. ………….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.