March 24 – Hobbit Trail Heceta Head Lighthouse is an iconic spot on Oregon’s rugged coast. But there’s no glory in parking at the overlook and snapping a picture, but there is a lot of glory in hiking from the lighthouse to Carl Washburn State Park. This 6’ish mile loop hike will begin at .............click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator Diana Pace 18 Friends of the Umpqua hikers went to Sacchi Beach. On a mostly sunny morning with nearly no wind we started at Seven Devils Wayside. The group hiked north for about 1.5 miles until we met a rock wall and the incoming tide. The wisdom of the group was that we ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – John Malone Saturday morning 9 Friends of the Umpqua traveled up highway 138 to Windigo Pass Trailhead. The group was led by John. Club Regulars were Rheo, Edwin, Dr Wendy, Goaying and her daughter Emma, age 7. Newcomers were Brad and Chealsy. We started hiking at approximately 10am. Snow was on the ground but ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Edwin Case It was a smoky morning in Roseburg and destined to get even smokier as the week progressed. Eleven people turned out in spite of the smoke and heat and drove in a three car caravan to the South Slough Reserve close to Charleston over on the coast. Two of the group were ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Lane Harris With the Umpqua National Forest plagued with fires and lung-choking smoke, going to a high cascade mountain lake proved to be an excellent escape from all that. Lane led 12 hikers on a trek to Calamut Lake and beyond. After a short 1.5 mile hike to Calamut Lake, the group ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Richard O’Neill Lane and I had hiked this trail several weeks prior on a cold and dreary day. What a difference several weeks make. The cold and the dreariness had long since been banished by the heat of summer and we all looked forward to hiking along a beautiful cascading river in ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – John Malone Eleven hikers met in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot on a beautiful sunny July day. They proceeded to the trailhead which is past Diamond Lake on Hwy 230. Starting from the Crater Rim Viewpoint, the group made their way down the cliffs, crossed a very small Rogue River and ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator Edwin Case It was July, 1, a really busy day with lots going on and a surprising number – seventeen – people turned out to follow Edwin Case to Bohemia Mt. and Fairview Peak. There were some clouds which kept the weather from being too hot to enjoy hiking, but luckily the clouds ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Lane Harris The skies were overcast as a 13 hikers gathered to make the long drive to the Golden Stairs trailhead. The forecast was optimistically predicted to be sunny and in the 70s, so we gleefully set out up the highway toward our first usual rest break, Watson Falls. However, not all ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – John Malone Eleven people tuned out for this hike with a total of four solo drivers, a two party car and Richard’s carload. From time to time there was mist but by and large, it didn’t really rain. There was just enough moisture to keep the wet sand from blowing on the ………….click here to read more.
Hike Coordinator – Rheo Wheeler We did not have a large crowd for this hike, boy did you all miss a great hike. The clouds blew away, wow did it blow, but the temperature was perfect for hiking and pictures. Seven of us met in Roseburg and traveled over to the air field in Port ………….click here to read more.