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East Applegate Ridge Trail

12-photo photomerge east applegate ridge trail

East Applegate Ridge Trail

Yesterday we discovered a new trail less than 40 minutes from Ashland. The trail isn’t actually new, but it’s rare that we stumble upon a new trail to us after living in Southern Oregon for 20 years. The trail is a little over 10-miles out and back or five miles if you leave a car at one end. There is a parking lot at each end, although some trail descriptions say there is no parking on the west side. That parking lot (difficult to find as there are no signs on Highway 238 near Ruch) is relatively new.

Heart and Castle Lakes

heart and castle lakes panorama

Heart and Castle Lakes panorama

Snow melt

Gravity

Today’s photo comes from the Elk Meadows Trail hike near Mt. Hood this past August. I believe this is called Newton Creek.

Out of Ashland, out of this world?

Blue bridge on alien terrain

#johnday @JDFossilBedsNPS #hiking #traveloregon

You can find this place a few hours from Ashland in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. The trail for this view is called the Blue Basin Overlook Trail.

Castle Crags

Castle Crags Dome Hike

Another shot (actually this is a photomerge of seven photos) from the Castle Crags Dome Hike I did a couple weeks ago.

Castle Crags Dome Hike

Castle Crags

@CAStateParks

About an hour and half drive south of Ashland on I-5 will put you in Castle Crags State Park. There are several hikes to choose from; we did Castle Dome and Indian Springs which total about 6 miles. That may not sound like much, but with over 2,200 feet of elevation gain (and, of course, decent as well) this is a strenuous hike. The views are totally worth it though.

Indian Springs is probably skipped by most, but I found that little piece of the hike to be totally worth it (on the way down).

Near Toketee Falls

Near Toketee Falls (Oregon)

Today’s photo comes from a short hike about 2 hours from Ashland. The end of the hike features this view.

Six and a half years ago…

Two Lakes For The Price Of One

#california #mtshasta #castlelake #heartlake

Strolling down Ridge Road

Out for a walk

Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua Heritage Tree

7-photo photomerge giant spruce cape perpetua

7-photo photomerge of Giant Spruce near Cape Perpetua (Oregon Coast)

One of the five hikes (maps here) we ventured on this past weekend, near Yachats, ended at this tree, nearly 200 feet tall and 600 years old. The hike was awesome, by the way; the trail is lovely, and it’s an easy 2-mile hike out and back.

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