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Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: Hike & Learn: Hiking Through History with Dr. Jeff LaLande: Oct. 6th

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Friday, join hike leader, historian and US Forest Service archeologist, Dr. Jeff LaLande, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library. Dr. LaLande will lead us on a journey through history to the time the first white settlers came to Southern Oregon. He will give us an idea of what their experience was like, so that we might get a clearer, less romanticized ideal of the first emigrants to our area.

On the Saturday morning (10/7, 9:30-3pm), we will visit several places in the monument that were important to emigrants along the Applegate Trail, including some areas where evidence of the trail remains visible.

Hike Duration: about 4-5 hours. Length: Short hikes into archeological areas along the Applegate Trail.

Level: Easy – Moderate. Short hikes with little elevation gain.

On the day of the hike:

Be sure to bring a sense of adventure.

Wear comfortable hiking shoes

Bring lunch, snacks, and enough water for the day.

Additional items: Hat, Sunscreen, Walking Sticks, Binoculars, Hand Lens
Bring layers

Be considerate of the group and meet on time at the designated location.

Practice hike ethics and leave no trace. Learn more.

Restrooms might be available at different points along our route.

Directions: To carpool, meet at 9:30 am in the Rite Aid parking lot (corner of Ashland Street and Tolman Creek Road) Park at the west end, near the Rodeway Inn.

Come and enjoy the talk, even if you are not going on the hike.

Please register for this event onĀ


October 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm