Sunday, November 24, 2013

Klamath-Siskiyou Trailfinder

Butte Fork of the Applegate Trail USGS topo map

The Klamath-Siskiyou Trailfinder is a fantastic resource for maps within the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, including most trails featured in my book, The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology.

The website has links to maps in both the Oregon and California portions of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, a trail blog, trail updates, and other trail resources for the area.

Check it out at:

Read the exciting news about the Coast to Crest Trail on the Klamath-Siskiyou Trailfinder website:

"A new National Recreation Tail called the Coast to Crest Trail (CCT) is being cleared from Crescent City over the Little Bald Hills Trail to the South Fork Smith River, then upriver along newly constructed trail segments to the upper South Kelsey Trailhead. From here the scenic trail climbs up to Baldy Peak in the Siskiyou Wilderness, and then heads down the West Fork Clear Creek to the Clear Creek Trail, in the direction of Young's Valley. The trail then crosses the Siskiyou Wilderness to reach Poker Flat, where a new proposed trail will soon connect the Siskiyou and Red Buttes Wilderness areas, crossing over the old Happy Camp Trail near Little Greyback Mountain (CA). The trail then heads south through the Red Buttes to connect with the Pacific Crest Trail using existing trail."

The following maps are examples of the many types of maps you can view, print and save through the Klamath-Siskiyou Trailfinder. To save maps to your computer you can take a screenshot. 

Young's Valley Trail hybrid map
Young's Valley Trail high topo map
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Mt. Ashland USGS topo map
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Mt. Ashland hybrid map
Mule Mountain topo USA ESRI map
Mule Mountain USGS topo map
Grayback Mountain USGS topo map

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Program: Red Buttes Wilderness Natural & Cultural History

Red Buttes

Siskiyou Chapter, Native Plant Society of Oregon

Program: Red Buttes Wilderness Natural & Cultural History
Thursday, November 21, 7 pm
Science Building, Southern Oregon University
Luke Ruediger, author of the recently released  The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology, will discuss the natural and cultural history of the exquisite Red Buttes Wilderness, a small but special Wilderness south of Applegate Lake in Northern California.  Southern Oregon University, Science Building, RM 171.  Refreshments at 6:45 pm, meeting and program at 7:00 pm.  Free.  Contact Kristi: 541.941.3744. 
Getting to SOU: From Siskiyou Blvd, travel south (uphill) on Mountain Ave. to Ashland Street.  Turn left on Ashland St. and the Science Building will be on your right after Elkader.  Walk up the steps or to avoid the steps, drive around the Science Bldg. and park in the back.  RM 171 is on the first floor.