Southern Oregon’s Upper Table Rock Hike

I decided to go find Spring and Wildflowers. Drove up to Southern Oregon to Upper Table Rock located between Medford and Central Point. I’ve always wanted to check it out.

Wildflowers in bloom

The trail is 2.7 miles round trip with a 720 ft. elevation gain. Very well maintained trail with rest stops along the way. Wildflowers are in bloom and it’s very scenic at the top of the mesa with 360 degree views.

Top of the Mesa

Geologically speaking the 125 ft. thick andesite rims capping the u-shaped mesas are remnants of a lava flow that snaked down the Rogue River 9.6 million years ago from vents.

Turkey Vultures

There must be a nest up there. Saw quite a few. Interesting looking creatures.

Poison Oak

Saw lots of this along the side of the trail.

Mt. McLaughlin, Southern Oregon

Peter Skene Ogden who officially discovered Mt. Shasta Feb. 14, 1826 mistakenly marked on the maps Mt. McLaughlin for Mt. Shasta. You can imagine how confusing that must of been for the early explorers. Historians changed it correctly sometime in the 1840s.

This is one definitely on the list to ski. Looks good.

Looks like spring temps here in the Mt. Shasta area. Get out and get some of that corn spring snow.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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