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This event is cross-posted with Oregon Wine & Trails Meetup Group
We will hike around 6.4 miles(total distance rt) to South Gate Meadows through Panther Meadows and another trail near Mt. Shasta www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/south-gate-trail.
Panther Meadows Trail on AllTrails https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/panther-meadows-trail--2
This trail features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The elevation gain will be around 1000 ft.
Departure from Fred Meyer North by 9:10 a.m. sharp. Meet in the small parking lot in-between the Garden Center and Taco Bell. Carpool will stop at Ashland Rite Aid (park on the right facing the store) around 9:30 a.m., and depart by 9:40 a.m.
Bring plenty of water for the trail, protein snacks, lunch, and around $12-15 for your driver, depending on the number of passengers/departure location. Estimate $4/hr. 5cents/mi.
Humbug Mountain Loop Trail(www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/humbug-mountain) is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Orford, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 1,784 ft Route type: Loop The hike will begin at approximately 1 p.m. and end at around 4-5 p.m.
Port Orford is forecast to be at 63 degrees high, so please dress accordingly.
Bring: Water, lunch, protein snacks, fruit, hiking boots, etc. As this will involve a minimum of 6-7 hours of driving, please bring $15-25 for your driver depending on the number of passengers. Oregon Wine & Trails follows the Sierra Club recommendations for carpool driver compensation of 5cents/mi./$4/hr.
Afterwards, we will visit Zola's on the Water Pizzeria (www.facebook.com/eatzolas/) in Brookings for dinner outdoors on the harbor patio before returning to Medford/Grants Pass.
Due to the length of the trip, you may want to arrange a carpool in advance to spend the night in Brookings or nearby. Post in the event or contact the organizer if you would prefer this option. If there’s enough interest, we will reserve an Airbnb.
Happy Trails is run by volunteers and we assume no liability for your safety traveling to or from this event or on the trail. We only serve as your guide on the trail. Your participation implies that you assume all liability for any injury and associated costs.
Carpools meet at the Fred Meyer North small parking lot between Taco Bell and the Garden Center. Departure at 9:10 a.m. sharp. There will be a brief stop at Big Lots in Grants Pass to pick up passengers around 9:45 a.m. and departing around 9:50 a.m.
Rain forecast 7 days in advance will reschedule this hike.
Note: THIS HIKE IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
Disclaimer: I have not hiked this trail before. If you don't mind exploring it with me for the first time please join me!
Update RSVP if availability changes. Thank you!
*Hike starts at 10:15 am at the Deadfall Meadows Trailhead.
*Carpool meets at Yreka Motors (1545 S. Main St. Yreka, CA), south parking lot from 8:45am to 9:00 am. Travel time to Mt. Eddy from Yreka, CA is approximately 1 hr. if there's construction, it might take a little longer.
*Expect an intermediate hiking pace with rest and water breaks, sun exposure, uphill and rocky terrain; and depending on the weather, muddy areas and snow.
*Please keep noise to a minimum, bring lunch and plenty of water. I am not aware of restroom availability.
*If you bring your dog, please keep them in a leash and cleanup after them.
*YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
Please communicate kindly and effectively with other members of the group. If you get irritated easily and run short on patience, this isn't the hike for you. Hiking is a time for happiness and joy. No bad attitudes please.
Mount Eddy Trail via Deadfall Meadows is about 10 miles round-trip, has a 2,850 ft. elevation gain, and is classified as category 1 (according to the summitpost.org).
Mount Eddy is a moderately trafficked trail located near Weed, CA. It features the Dead Fall Lakes and beautiful views of the Trinity Alps, Castle Crags, Black Butte, Mt. Shasta, and in clear days Mt. McLoughlin and Lassen Peak.