Deer Leap Segment, North Umpqua Trail - June 11, 2011
Coordinator Ray Jensen, narration by Ray Jensen and pictures by Ray Jensen
Unfortunately our planned hike to Illahee Rock and Wild Rose Point had to be changed due to the road and trails still being blocked by snow. So I changed it to the Dear Leap Segment of the North Umpqua Trail.
13 club members hiked 8 miles from Tokotee Lake to Medicine Creek Road. The weather was near perfect for hiking – in the 50’s/60’s, some sun, no rain, no snow, and no wind.
The trail was in excellent condition and we made good time and arrived at the lunch spot 5 miles from the start on a prominent rock outcropping with a vertical view down on the Umpqua River and southeast to snow covered hills and buttes.
Many wildflowers were in bloom along the trail including some Rhody’s. This hike has everything one could want. A very scenic and thoroughly enjoyable day for all. We had to stop at Glide and have our obligatory reward of an ice-cream cone, of course.
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club