We have hiked both Upper and Lower Table Rocks here in Southern Oregon many times. However this year we had hiked only Lower Table Rock and that twice. So it was time to show a little love to Upper Table Rock and combined with beautiful Autumn sunshine, it made for a great hike.
|A sign of things to come......|
Since we have been up the trail many times, we decided to hike as quickly as we could up the 700 foot elevation gain -- 1.25 mile trail to the plateau. Our time -- 28 minutes. Once at the top we headed out along a "sort of" trail that leads to the VORTAC (very high frequency omnidirectional range aviation tower) which is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration since the 1960's. In our previous hikes we have never hiked out to this sight -- till now. The trail added another 1.5 miles to our hike so that we finished at about 5.5 miles total.
|Heading out to the VORTAC on the "sort of" trail|
|Heading back down the trail as the sun begins to go down.|
Glenn and Carol