• Get Out: March 11, 2010

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  • Southern Oregon Nordic Club outings
    March 20: Brown Mountain shelter ski and weenie roast, novice-plus. Call Kellie for details at 541-821-7147.
    March 26-28: Ski weekend in Sisters/Bend. All levels; call Stefanie at 541-776-3987.
    April 3: Formal ski (costumes). Location to be determined; call Stefanie at 541-776-3987.
    Sierra Club hikes
    Saturday: Hobart Bluff snowshoe; seven miles; difficult. For details, contact Cathy Edwards at 541-210-0204.
    March 27: Moderate hike, Little Hyatt Lake, weather dependant; Contact Carol Walker at 541-488-8517 or Carol Ingelson at 541-245-6380.
    Crater Lake Snowshoe Walks
    Through April 25: Ranger-guided snowshoe walks are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Crater Lake National Park. The walks last about 90 minutes and cover one mile of moderately strenuous terrain. There is no cost, and snowshoes are provided free of charge. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Sign up at the Visitor Center or by calling 541-594-3100. Participants should be at least 8 years old. Come prepared with warm, water-resistant clothing and footwear.
    Herb walks
    March 27: Three rain-or-shine spring herb walks led by Debbie Lukas of Siskiyou Mountain Herbs in Cave Junction will be held to explore the vast array of wild and domestic medicinal plants that grow in the Siskiyou region. The first two will be held at the Illinois River Forks State Park from 10 a.m. to noon on March 27 and April 24. The third, from 10 a.m. to noon on May 22, will examine herbs that can be grown in a garden, as demonstrated at the home of Siskiyou Mountain Herbs, the Frog Farm, 9044 Takilma Road (nine miles southeast of Cave Junction). During the walks the class will discuss identifying characteristics, habitat, collection techniques, preparation and uses of herbal plants. The cost is $5 to 15 per walk. Preregistration is not necessary, though some supplies are recommended. For details, contact Lukas at 541-592-3386.
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