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South Fork Lakes Trail

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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.

North Mountain Park Demonstration Gardens

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Approaching Toketee Falls

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North Umpqua River

East Main during the Coronavirus

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Ashland’s East Main Street during COVID-19

Continuing the Ashland during Covid-19 series, today’s photo features a part of downtown where one frequently needs to do a few laps around the block to find a place to park. Not during the spring of 2020 where you can park wherever you want, whenever you want.

Wonder Trail

Wonder Trail

Ashland Pond

Ashland Pond

Or is it Ashland Ponds? This place is Ashland Ponds on Google Maps, but there is only one pond here.

I had never heard of, or happened on, this place after nearly 20 years in Ashland. And I get around, but somehow Ashland Pond never made it onto my radar. We were heading out to do a ride/run on the Bear Creek Greenway, like we have a million times before, when I saw this on Google Maps with what appeared to be a trail around it so we investigated. Lovely spot with no people and lots of wildlife. We saw numerous birds, ducks, and turtles. Upon further research it appears that you may encounter a family of river otters in this place as well.

You can’t get here from the Bear Creek Greenway (as far as I can tell). Instead, head to the end of Glendower Street, through the gap in the barrier, and go down and to the left.

The senior season that wasn’t

Senior Sluggers

Cherry blossoms in Ashland


On a bike ride last week I encountered some of the loveliest cherry blossoms I’ve ever seen. I didn’t have my camera with me so the next day I went on another ride with my camera. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember where I saw them the day before. I never did find them, but I did get a shot of these.

Ashland during COVID-19

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Ashland Shopping Center (April 2020)

I have never driven through the Ashland Shopping Center parking lot at 4 a.m., but I imagine it looks something like this only darker. On a Wednesday, at 4 p.m., this parking lot is usually 70-90% full. Not on the day I took this photo, however, which was a Wednesday at 4 p.m. Even on national holidays this parking lot has more activity as Ashland Street Cinema normally runs 365 days a year.

Looking southeast from Irvine & Roberts Vineyards

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