Lower Table Rock is one of those hikes in Southern Oregon that local residents should hike at least once during their lifetime. We hike it much more often than that and decided this past weekend to get one more summer hike done before our favorite time of the year - AUTUMN!!! - is finally here.
We started out around 9:30 am and there were only 5 other cars in the parking lot (around 20 when we finished our hike). The sun was out and the sky was blue which made it a great day to hike up the Table Rock for a panoramic view of the valley.
|Time to hike UP...UP...UP the Lower Table Rock......|
|The mile long runway on the plateau that leads to the viewpoint|
Once we reached the plateau, we hiked along the mile long "runway" to the viewpoint. Along the way we came across a few carins that had been built this summer. Evidently someone knew we would hike up here and built the carins to welcome the Pitcairns. We took it as a sign that this hike was meant to be.
|One of the cairns built to welcome the Pitcairns|
|No water in the vernal pools at this time of year|
|Panoramic view from Lower Table Rock. Upper Table Rock is to the left.|
|View of Lower Table Rock from the Oak Savannah Loop Trail|
As Autumn arrives we look forward to hiking in cooler weather and seeing the trees change color We look forward to sharing some of those hikes with you, but why not try to get out and do an Autumn hike yourself and see firsthand the beauty that is Autumn. Then you can share your hike with us! Happy Hiking.
Glenn & Carol