We will hike into the Horseshoe Wildlife Management Area, part of the California. Hike leader and botanist, Sheri Hagwood, will lead a hike into the Horseshoe WMA, home to the only known population of the federaly listed Gentner's fritillary in California, though we will just be missing its bloom. The hike will follow old two-track roads and go off trail for some portions.
Hike Duration: about 4 hours. Length: 2-3 miles round trip.
Level: Moderate. Very little altitude change, some cross country hiking.
On the day of the hike:
- Come prepared for ticks.
- Wear comfortable hiking shoes
- Bring plenty of water
- Bring lunch and snacks
- 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.
There will be limited access to facilities.
Directions: To carpool from Ashland, meet at 8:00 am in the Shop n’ Kart parking lot (corner of Ashland Street and Tolman Creek Road). Park at the west end, near the Oil Stop.
Or, if you’re in the Yreka Area, we will have a designated meeting spot for 9:00am.