Siskiyou Mt. Wagon Road 5: Mt. Ashland Ski Road at the Siskiyou Pass
The marker can be reached by car by driving south on Interstate 5, and taking the exit for the Mt. Ashland Ski area. Take the Old Highway 99 road toward the ski area, and turn right onto the Mt. Ashland Road, just before Highway 99 goes under the freeway. The marker is located approximately 1.3 miles up the Mt. Ashland Road, on the right. It is past the point at which the Colestin Road exits on the left, and is just past a highway sign that reads “ROCKS, NEXT 6 MILES”.
We discovered this fifth marker on the old Siskiyou Mountain Wagon Road on July 25, 2017, while on a trip to view wildflowers on Mount Ashland.
The marker is the traditional welded railroad rail used by the Trails West organization.
The text on the marker reads:
SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN WAGON ROAD
TELEGRAPH LINE ADDED 1863
LAST STAGE COACH CROSSED 1887
We have not yet found any record of this marker at the S.O.H.S. Research library.