It was a beautiful day to go sledding, and we weren't the only Southern Oregon residents to think so! We headed off to our favorite sledding hill at Table Mountain Winter Play Area just across from Hyatt Lake. This is one of our favorite family time day trips for many reasons. Only 20 miles from Ashland, Oregon, off Hwy 66 to Dead Indian Memorial Road to the turnoff to Howard Prairie/Hyatt Lake, its location cannot be beat.
The roads are well maintained, although sometimes a little icy with the gorgeous pines in this forest shading the roads. Once you turn off to go up to the snow park, you will traverse .7 miles on top of the packed snow. We attempted it once in our Honda Civic, but even with chains on, could not make the grade once we turned on to the entrance road, so would recommend you take an All-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle.
After the fun, we headed over to the restaurant at the Mountain Resort at Hyatt Lake. Whether it is for our traditional post-sledding hot cocoa or for a nice hot lunch, we've always enjoyed the friendly, good service and great food at this restaurant so close to Table Mountain Winter Play Area. This resort also offers Camping Cabins for rent year round from $129-169 per night depending on the size and amenities, and winter Sno-Cat rides. Right next to the many snowmobile, Nordic ski, snowshoe trails here along the Pacific Crest Trail, it has a great location for winter sports enthusiasts.
See you out there!
Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - http://www.quality4loans.com/