Hi all my name is Lanessa and I am the southern Oregon ambassador.
If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
We will start this hike early to beat the heat. Please bring sunscreen and plenty of water. There are some shaded spots, but some are in direct sun. Gorgeous views are expected and some wildflowers. See you then!
Trail Rating: Moderate hike with minimal elevation gain eventhough we are at 6200 ft.
We will hike as ONE group. Large groups are great for
Date: Sunday, September 8th
Time: 7am meetup at Albertson's in Ashland.
Park by the Grouse Gap Shelter https://goo.gl/maps/7Atq6fqcT3T2
Trailhead by 8am
Distance: 3.5 miles loop trail
Elevation: 6200 Ft
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: https://www.google.com/maps/place/PCNST+Grouse+Gap+Trailheademail@example.com,-122.7414649,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54cfa76d31a7bf67:0x991c2ef5acfddd2a!8m2!3d42.0815623!4d-122.7392762?hl=en
Water: At least a liter
Permits / Passes: No
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/grouse-gap-trail
Trail: We will do this in the opposite direction starting at Grouse Gap and descend to the Rogue River National Forest Boundary Sign.
Beginning at the Rogue River National Forest Boundary Sign on the Mount Ashland access road, the trail begins a gradual ascent along the Southern flanks of Mount Ashland passing through a mixed conifer forest. Interesting granite rock formations are seen along the edge of the trail. Small mountain meadows start to appear, gradually opening to a large cirque basin blanketed with columbine, scarlet, gilia, Indian paintbrush, lupines and mountain gentians. Deer are often seen in this area when flushed from cover in the cool shady draws.
This section of the PCNST ends at Grouse Gap. A nice loop can be completed by hiking along Forest road #20 south, to the Mount Ashland Ski Area and back to your car via the access road.
***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver