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  • Get Out: Jan. 14, 2011

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  • Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
    Through April: Rangers at Crater Lake National Park lead free snowshoe hikes at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The hikes last two hours and cover about a 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, Jan. 15: 10K walk in Eagle Point. Meet at 10 a.m. at Bob Moore Park on Main Street. For more information call 541-857-6046.
    Saturday, Jan. 29: Grants Pass historic walk meets at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Rays Food Place on 7th Street (north of Savage) in Grants Pass.
    Southern Oregon Nordic Club
    Saturday, Jan. 15: Beginner ski lesson with Lew Nash. Call 541-552-9111 for details.
    Sunday, Jan. 16: Ski lesson with Michael Dawkins. Call 541-482-2703 for details.
    Monday-Friday, Jan. 17-21: Ski week at Belknap Hot Spring and Hoodoo. Call Pat Fuhrman to learn more, 541-690-5575.
    Wednesday, Jan. 19: Moonlight ski tour with Rees Jones. Call 541-482-0218.
    Saturday, Jan. 22: Beginner ski lesson with Lew Nash. Call 541-552-9111 for details.
    Sunday, Jan. 23: Ski lesson with Michael Dawkins. Call 541-482-2703 for details.
    Wednesday, Jan. 26: Ski tour led by Stefanie Ferrara. Call 541-776-3987 for details.
    Saturday, Jan. 29: Beginner ski lesson with Dan Bulkley. Call 541-535-5979 for details.
    Sunday, Jan. 30: Ski lesson with Michael Dawkins, 541-482-2703.
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