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South Fork Lakes Trail

south fork lakes trail

South Fork Lakes Trail (Trinity Alps, California)

We made another expedition into the Trinity Alps yesterday. These hikes are a bit over an hour an half south of Ashland. We’ve done at least a half dozen of them by now. AllTrails clocks this one in a 4.1 miles round trip which is an underestimate. Our various apps came in at somewhere between 5 and 7 miles. Factor in the elevation changes, my bad back, and my old age, and I’m giving this one a solid 15 miles. 😉

Seriously, though, the Upper South Fork Lake is gorgeous and well worth the effort.

Mt. Ashland from Wonder Trail

wonder trail view of mt ashland

Mt. Ashland from the watershed

Night (twilight) skiing

Ashland Twilight

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Coming this January to a mountain near you…

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.

Change in the weather

Autumn snow

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After a few weeks of summer, we are back to spring today and for the next week or two.

Today’s photo is from a different time of year when the weather couldn’t make up its mind with regard to which season it should be.

MFR to SLC

MFR to SLC

Last week we flew from Medford to Salt Lake City. I’ve made that trip a number of times, although not recently, and this was the first time we went by air. The views, even though it was the middle of the day (so no sunrises or sunsets), were quite nice.

Highway 66 descent

Descending Green Springs Highway

My random, desktop image of the day is this one from a little over two years ago.

Smoke in the west

smoke mountains aerial approach pdx

One of the reasons I enjoy teaching in Copenhagen in the summer is the weather is better than Ashland (to me anyway, I prefer 70s to 90s). The air is crisp and clean in Copenhagen, and Ashland can frequently be smoky in the summer. This year I missed Ashland’s clean air summer season and returned just in time for the smoke.

Today’s photo comes from my return flight to Portland (PDX) from Iceland (KEF). This wasn’t anywhere near Ashland, and probably not that close to Portland. It could have been Idaho or Washington. However, visibility out of PDX was horrible so the smoke was very much in Portland.

In the three + days I’ve been home Ashland has been hot and smoky (although not as bad as it can become).

Grizzly Peak Sunrise

Sunrise hits Grizzly Peak

Today’s photo is from this morning. The whole town was in shadow, but Grizzly Peak was glowing.

Strange winter scene on Grizzly Peak

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View from Grizzly Peak during minimal snow winter

I have yet to break out my snow shoes this winter. Last weekend we hiked to the top of Grizzly Peak where I took this photo from. Last year at this time this was the scene miles below the location of today’s photo.

This year we were able to drive all the way to the parking lot which is pretty much unheard of in January or February. From there the trail usually has several feet of snow on it in winter as it is in the shade and doesn’t melt until May or so. Not this year.