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  • Get Out: April 1, 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. Free snowshoes are available or hikers can bring their own. Advance reservations are recommended. For information or to sign up, call 541-594-3100.
    Southern Oregon Nordic Club
    Saturday, April 2: Formal ski tour at Grouse Gap. Call Ron or Paula Gardner at 541-776-4581 for details.
    Wednesday ski tours: April 6, 13, 20, 27. Call Stefanie for details at 541-776-3987.
    Saturday intermediate ski lessons: April 9, 16, 23, 30. Call Michael for details at 541-482-2703.
    KS Wild hike to Rainie Falls
    Saturday, April 16: Moderate, four-mile hike to Rainie Falls on the Wild Rogue. Trail has a few fairly steep and narrow sections. Carpool leaves Evo's Coffee in Ashland at 10 a.m. and the Grave Creek boat ramp at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Lesley at 541-488-5789 or email lesley@kswild.org.
    Saturday, May 7: Easy hike along the Illinois River near Eight Dollar Mountain to enjoy the May flower bloom in this botanical paradise. Carpool leaves Evo's Coffee in Ashland at 9 a.m. sharp. Call George at 541-488-5789 to arrange a meeting in Selma if desired.
    Wildflower Walk to Table Rock
    Saturday, April 9: Susan MacKinnon, author of “Flowers of the Table Rocks,” will lead a wildflower walk to Table Rocks. Meet at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, to carpool. The group will leave at 9:30 a.m. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes. Space is limited. Sign up in advance by calling 541-482-3241. Cost is $10 per person.
    Hills of Ashland Wildflower Walk
    Sunday, April 10: Northwest Nature Shop and Southern Oregon Land Conservancy are sponsoring a wildflower walk to Oredson Todd Woods and Siskiyou Mountain Park in the hills of Ashland from 1 to 3 p.m. Leader will be naturalist Kristi Mergenthaler. Information on plant species and plant identification techniques will be presented. Hikers should meet at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, to carpool. Free. Limited to 15 participants. Call 541-482-3241 to sign up.
    Spring Guided Mushroom Hikes
    Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, May 29: To learn more about local wild mushrooms, Northwest Nature Shop is sponsoring two hikes led by local mushroom expert John Teem. The emphasis will be on finding fungi and learning something about identification and the diversity of mushroom species. Edible and poisonous varieties will be discussed. Meet at the store, 154 Oak St., Ashland, at 10:30 a.m. to carpool. Cost is $20 per person per walk. For more information call 541-482-3241.
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