Siskiyou Mt. Wagon Road 4: 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”.
Marker #5 is located here. Just beyond this marker is an old logging road on the right that heads east. Park and walk down this road a short distance, to where the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses. Turn right onto the PCT and walk a short distance. The marker is partially hidden in a cluster of new small trees on the left of the PCT. Use the GPS coordinates, if you can, to find it.
This marker was pointed out to us by Rick W. Rohrbough of Medford.
The marker is located downhill (east) from the fill used to create the Mt. Ashland Road, and thus is presumed to be on the actual grade of the old wagon road, unlike Marker #5, on the fill above. The text and date on the marker is identical to that on Marker #5.
SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN WAGON ROAD
TELEGRAPH LINE ADDED 1863
LAST STAGE COACH CROSSED 1887