Backpacker Magazine Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 2 

OR 66 to OR 140: Trek through grassy slopes around Old Baldy into the lava fields of Brown Mountain on this 34.2-miler.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 11 Dec 2006 10:03:01 AM
Activity: Hiking
State: Oregon (OR)
Distance: 34.23 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 5361 ft
Total Loss: 4945 ft
Net Change: 416 ft
Difficulty: 8 / 10
Tags: Ashland, Hiking, Oregon, Pacific Crest Trail
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD:

From Ashland, OR, go E on OR 66 for 15 miles to Green Springs Summit. PCT crosses road just before Keene Creek Reservoir.

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

ORPCT02

Distance: 34.23 mi Points: 680
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
OR PCT TRACK 02

Points of Interest

PCT1121

Location: 42.129951, -122.482697
Cross OR 66 @ Green Springs Summit

PCT1122

Location: 42.142551, -122.490196
Cross dirt road

PCT1123

Location: 42.143482, -122.493820
Cross dirt road

PCT1124

Location: 42.140766, -122.500069
Cross dirt road

PCT1125

Location: 42.153965, -122.507698
Pass an unreliable water faucet on the R side of the trail that oftentimes pours muddy water

PCT1126

Location: 42.158649, -122.485718
Cross Keene Creek @ the outlet of Little Hyatt Reservoir. The water flowing from this reservoir isn't desireable for drinking

PCT1127

Location: 42.164349, -122.465553
Head E @ paved road jct. around Hyatt Reservoir

PCT1128

Location: 42.163898, -122.462700
Spur to water @ the corral on the L

PCT1129

Location: 42.176582, -122.451935
Spur to horse camp on L

PCT1130

Location: 42.178684, -122.445213
Cross dirt road

PCT1131

Location: 42.186382, -122.437103
Cross dirt road

PCT1132

Location: 42.200718, -122.387581
Cross paved road

PCT1133

Location: 42.200150, -122.382469
Stay straight @ jct. with spur to Howard Prairie Lake

PCT1134

Location: 42.217018, -122.367935
Cross canal with polluted water

PCT1135

Location: 42.217068, -122.366898
Cross Grizzly Creek; polluted water

PCT1136

Location: 42.226318, -122.350716
Cross paved road

PCT1137

Location: 42.241066, -122.308281
To refill water, follow spur on R that leads to a fenced-in spring

PCT1138

Location: 42.240982, -122.306816
Fenced-in spring

PCT1139

Location: 42.250198, -122.287468
Rogue River National Forest Boundary; trail curves to the N

PCT1140

Location: 42.272949, -122.276848
Cross paved road

PCT1141

Location: 42.293034, -122.271698
Cross Dead Indian Rd.

PCT1142

Location: 42.313049, -122.262764
Continue straight or follow spur leading L to South Brown Mountain shelter

PCT1143

Location: 42.313549, -122.264481
South Brown Mountain shelter: Sleeps four; well water

PCT1144

Location: 42.336418, -122.261230
Go straight @ jct.; head toward lava fields

PCT1145

Location: 42.393616, -122.290016
Stay straight @ jct.

PCT1146

Location: 42.394115, -122.290565
Stay straight @ jct. Optional: Turn L to hike to Fish Lake Resort

PCT1147

Location: 42.395782, -122.291435
Cross OR 140; Fish Lake Resort 2 mi. W; <p></p>More PCT: <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29024">Next Section</a> | <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29023">Previous Section</a>

Brown Mountain

Location: 42.331596, -122.257942
©Jack Haskel

South Brown Mountain shelter

Location: 42.313938, -122.264626
PCT'ers post up at the South Brown Mtn. shelter. ©Jack Haskel


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