Quarterly Hiking Schedule, October 21st, 2017 through January 13th, 2018

Meet – The group meets before 8 am in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the old DouglasCounty Library. In general, most hikes take an hour to an hour and a half driving time each direction.

Bring – Each person should bring water, lunch, layers of clothing including raingear. If you wish to carpool then please come prepared to share gas expenses. Driving time to trailheads and hike length are estimates only. Call the hike coordinator for more information if you have questions. The driver decides on carpool expenses taking into consideration distance traveled, amount of gas consumed, number of passengers and road conditions.

Be Prepared – Wear seasoned boots. Stay with the group and on the trail. If lost, stay put. Each hiker hikes at his or her own risk and is responsible for his or her own health, safety and welfare.

Hiking destinations may be changed due to weather conditions or other concerns. The hike leader will have you sign a liability release waiver to participate.

Enjoy the hike!

October 21 – Clear Lake Trail – This is on the McKenzie River with the trailhead beginning at Clear Lake  Resort and Picnic Area.  It is about a 5.5 mile loop to Clear Lake and back.  Distance is optional but the river is enchanting and the lake amazingly clear.  For more information, call Richard at 541-643-3550.

November 4 – The hike destination for November 4th has been changed. - Snow is in the forecast for next week, making not only the hiking cold and difficult, but getting to the trailhead would also be problematic. Therefore, we will head to the coast where we will hike to Kentucky Falls and the North Fork Smith River. This 8.5 mile hike is mostly downhill or level and the route goes past three spectacular waterfalls, two of them side by side! For more information call Edwin Case 541-839-4334.

November 18 – Marial to Paradise Lodge, Rogue River. This is a 6.6 mile easy out and back hike. At Mule Creek Canyon, the Rogue River is forced into a narrow and spectacular slot canyon. Hikers can look down into the roiling river at aptly named Inspiration Point, where Stair Creek tumbles into the Rogue River in a spectacular series of waterfalls. (Rogue River Trail Map) For more information call Edwin Case 541-839-4334.

December 2 – John Dellenback Dunes. This is a 7.5 mile moderate loop hike. Author Frank Herbert was so taken with the Oregon Dunes that he was inspired to write the sci-fi classic novel “Dune”. Dellenback Dunes are the largest dunes set aside for hiking and we will go cross-country across the shifting sands. We promise nobody will be eaten by giant sand worms. For more information call John Malone 541-673-1973.

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December 16 – Cape Mountain.
This is an 8.2 mile strenuous loop hike. North of Florence, Cape Mountain sports lots of trails through some old-growth coastal forest. We will take the longer loop past a hitsi (a rough native shelter) to Berry Creek and Nelson Ridge which will reward hikers with a nice view of the coast from a meadow atop a ridge. There is a network of trails which will allow options for shorter loop hikes if desired. For more information call Richard O’Neill 541-643-3550.

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December 30 – North Bank Habitat. This is an 8.8 mile strenuous loop hike. What better way to close out 2017 and burn off those holiday calories than by hiking up the steep trails of the North Bank Deer Habitat? We will hike up the East Boundary Ridge and enjoy views of the fog-bound North Umpqua River below before dropping back down on Soggy Bottoms Road. Those hikers wanting a longer hike can continue on the North Boundary Ridge and return by way of Middle Ridge and the East Barn Road, for a total distance of approximately 10 miles. For more information call Richard O’Neill 541-643-3550.

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January 10 – Potluck and Scheduling Meeting at the YMCA conference room. 1151 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. Bring your own plates, utensils and something yummy. Potluck begins at 5:30 and the planning meeting begins approximately 6 pm. We will be planning hikes for the next four months. Please come prepared with ideas of where you would like to hike. For more information call Rheo 541-677-0799.

January 13 – Cape Blanco. This is a 7.3 mile moderate loop hike. Beginning near historic Hughes House, we will hike on a scenic beach before climbing up and over Cape Blanco itself. The loop will be closed out by walking through a lush coastal forest overlooking the rugged coast and Sixes River estuary. Those desiring a longer hike can continue on to the mouth of the Elk River. Those desiring a shorter hike can turn back at Cape Blanco. For more information call Lane Harris 541-643-9278.

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144 West Berdine
Roseburg, Or. 97471
Ph. 541-677-0799

Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club
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