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  • Get Out: Dec. 17, 2010

  • Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
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  • Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
    Through April: Rangers at Crater Lake National Park lead free snowshoe hikes starting at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. They'll lead daily hikes at 1 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 27, through Dec. 31. The hikes last two hours and cover about one mile of moderately strenuous terrain in forests and meadows on the crater's rim. Hikers must be at least 8 years old and be in “reasonably good physical condition.” No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Hikers must have warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. Free snowshoes are available or hikers can bring their own. A limited number of hikers can participate in each group hike, so advance reservations are recommended. Hikes for groups of 10 or more can be arranged on weekdays or weekend mornings. The park's visitor center and the Rim Village Cafe and Gift Shop are open daily. For information or to sign up, call the park's visitor center at 541-594-3100.
    KS Wild hike
    Saturday, Jan. 29: Snowshoe hike up to the Rabbit Ears rock formation on the backside of Mount Ashland for an invigorating day in the snow. Weather permitting, this trek allows for expansive views of Mount Shasta, the Marble Mountains, the Siskiyou Crest and the Rogue Valley. This will be a moderately difficult trip covering approximately four to five miles. Meet at Evo's Cafe in Ashland at 10 a.m. Bring water, lunch, snowshoes and appropriate clothes. Mountain Supply outdoor store on the plaza in Ashland rents snowshoes for a reasonable rate, and they offer a 10 percent discount to KS Wild members. Group will hike in light weather, but strong snow cancels the trip. Call Laurel at 541-488-5789 for details.
    Rogue Valley Walkers
    Saturday, Dec. 18: 10K American Volkssport Association-endorsed walk in east Medford. Meet in the parking lot of the Medford Center on Jackson Street at 10 a.m. For more information call 541-245-9356.
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