Geologist Jad D’Allura will lead this hike from Greensprings Mountain to Little Hyatt Reservoir, crossing a variety of different geologic rock units, each typical to different types of ancient volcanic eruptions which produced vastly different topographies and vegetation. See hike description TALK May 13.
Hike duration: 4-5 hours. Length: 3.5-4 miles
Level: Moderate. No significant elevation changes but some up and down.
If you want to go on the Saturday, May 14 hike:
Sign up for the HIKE by sending an email to: email@example.com Subject: Hike & Learn GEOLOGY. Message: Your contact information--Your Name; Mailing Address; Email Address; Phone Number. List each person's contact information.
See On the Day of the Hike--what to bring.
To carpool meet at 8:15 am, in the Shop n’ Kart Parking lot OR meet at 9:00am at the Greensprings parking lot.
Directions: The Greenspring Trail parking lot is reached by leaving Ashland at I-5 Exit 14 along highway 66 (Greensprings highway) for about 15.5 miles to the Greensprings summit. Turn left on Little Hyatt Lake Road at the summit and travel about ¾ mile to a junction with another dirt road. Turn left and proceed to the parking lot.
After a brief introduction, we will walk to where the PCT crosses the road and make a turn left, then keep to the left of the fork onto the Greensprings Loop Trail.