We began our 2018 hiking year by heading over to Ashland and hiking at the Oredson-Todd Woods and Siskiyou Mountain Park.
|And we're off....let the 2018 hiking year begin!|
|Where the clouds and the hills meet.|
|One very large boulder along the White Rabbit trail|
|Proof that there was blue sky.....for a few minutes.|
|White Rabbit trail along the crest|
Once we got to the "crest", the White Rabbit trail wandered through the woods of Siskiyou Mountain Park until we came to the Queen of Hearts trail which was our turnaround point today. This short connector trail took us to the Mike Uhtoff trail which we then hiked back along and down the crest to return to Clay Creek and the trailhead.
|Low bridge on the Queen of Hearts trail|
|View along the Mike Uhtoff trail on the way down|
From our experiences, we would recommend that you hike the Mike Uhtoff trail up to the crest, take the Queen of Hearts trail to connect to the White Rabbit trail, and hike that trail back to the trailhead. For a shuttle hike you can also hike through the Siskiyou Mountain Park all the way to Lithia Park, but we have never tried that.
|One last view of the surrounding Ashland hills.|
Well, we never ran into anyone named Alice during our hike nor did we fall down a hole. But we did enjoy getting out into the woods and hiking these trails, despite the cold and cloudy weather.
Glenn & Carol