Kat L. on White Rabbit Trail
Great hike for local hikes! Gives a good view of the city of Ashland!
For fans of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, here is your opportunity to hike through The Upside Down.
This moderately difficult trail begins in a conifer forest with a wide path at a moderately steep incline. The hike starts off beautiful and shady but soon you begin to see that all is not well with this forest. Some sort of moss is killing the conifers by slow suffocation. The higher you climb the more like a horror film it becomes until finally you reach the meadow. The meadow is lovely and the sign for the summit trail well marked.
On you walk, looking forward to the summit. But as you reach the ridge what you find on the other side is a dead forest, burnt to a crisp. Grasshoppers, locusts, and rattlesnakes become your new companions. Beware.
It still was a heck of a nice hike though, despite the sad state of environmental catastrophe that awaits you. Sadly, we didn't find the remains of poor Barb.