It's 287 miles from Portland to Ashland and another 409 to Santa Cruz. We made a pit stop in Ashland to soak in some sun and some much-deserved turns on dirt. The conditions in Ashland are all time right now. There is a small window in Southern Oregon when the trails are tacky and far from blown out. Stoked to have caught it!
Memorial Day weekend I headed down to Ashland to shred bikes with good friends from the Bay Area. Bikes, shuttles, beers, and some god damn good times.
Where to camping in Ashland?
We camped at Emigrant Lake. You can make a reservation here. The campsites were packed really close together and our neighbor got arrested for a domestic dispute. The upside is that they have showers and a pretty sweet lake.
Do you want to shuttle in Ashland?
Contact Ashland Mountain Adventures here: http://ashmtnadv.com/ Shuttles are pretty cheap and the owners are super nice. Unfortunately are shuttles were a big disappointing as the top of the mountain was closed.
Want to know where the best coffee in Ashland is?