Quarterly Hiking Schedule, July 29th through October 21st, 2017

Meet – The group meets before 8 am in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the Douglas County 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 and be prepared to share carpool 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.

Enjoy the hike!

July 29th Tamolitch Pool via Bellknap Springs. This is an outstandingly beautiful pool on the McKenzie River and on this hike, Richard will possibly set up a shuttle from Belknap Hot Springs to Tamolitch Pool, which will be approximately 8 miles on the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. For more information call Richard 541-643-3550.

August 7 – 11 Club Camping trip to Suttle Lake – Richard and Diane have ideas for wonderful hikes in the area.

August 12 Calamut Lake – This is an easy 3.0 miles roundtrip hike with altitude gain of 350 foot with sandy beaches, and  relatively warm water for swimming, bring a swim suit or not??  Of course, the length of the hike will be extended for those wanting a few more miles.  For more information, call Lane 541-643-9278.

August 26 Hershberger Mountain – The start will be at the Cripple Camp Shelter and progress up Hershberger Mountain. This is not an easy hike, out and back 7 ½  miles, but the views of the Umpqua Rogue Divide are stupendous, as are the meadows with the  late summer wildflowers such as the false hellebore. It will be about a 2 hour drive. For more information, call Edwin 541-839-4334.

September 9 The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club had planned a hike to Hemlock Mountain and Yellowjacket Loop - however due to heavy smoke, fire danger and possibly blocked roads, we will hike the Siltcoos Lake loop instead. This is a great, cool hike through the deep coastal woods of Sitka Spruce and Douglas fir that will be a welcome relief from current local conditions.  The trailhead is on the inland side of highway 101 at the “Siltcoos Recreation Area” sign about 8 miles south of Florence at milepost 198. The loop is about five miles total – to Siltcoos Lake and back. For more information, call Joe 541-637-0970.

September 23 Cowhorn Mountain – This is a more difficult hike, about 9.4  miles, out and back, with a 1900 foot elevation gain.  The trail is well graded except for the last 0.4 miles which is a scramble to the top. The views are amazing, one doesn’t have to make it to the top to get terrific views.  For more information, call John 541-673-1973.

October 7 Because of trail and road closures due to the Rattlesnake Fire burning on Rattlesnake Mountain, the destination has been changed to Sacchi Beach. This will be a moderate 6 mile beach walk from the Seven Devils picnic area near Bandon, to the end of Sacchi Beach, below Arago Peak. This hike offers scenic views of Fivemile Point and the Oregon coast south of Cape Arago. The rockhounding and beachcombing can be quite spectacular on Agate Beach which will be part of the route to Sacchi Beach. For information, call Diana 541-784-5004.

October 11 Scheduling Meeting at the YMCA. 1151 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. Bring your own plates, utensils and something yummy. Potluck begins at 5:30 and the planning meeting begins approximately 6pm. 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 or Lois 541-673-4197.

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.

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Roseburg, Or. 97471
Ph. 541-677-0799

Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club
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