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  • Get Out: Oct. 26, 2012

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  • KS Wild
    Saturday, Oct. 27: Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon starting at 1 p.m. in Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Bring polarized sunglasses if you have them. Salmon biology will be explained and questions answered. Call Nawa at 541-218-7973 for information.
    Sunday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 3: Illinois River salmon-viewing hikes. Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center ecologist Rich Nawa will lead an easy one-mile hike on flat ground to see salmon spawning along the East Fork and West Fork Illinois River at 1 p.m. The group will then drive to Little Falls on the Illinois River near Kerby and hike about a half mile to see leaping salmon. The trail to Little Falls is steep and rocky near the falls. The Illinois Forks State Park turn-off is about a half mile south of Cave Junction. Look for Rich's green Toyota Corolla in the parking lot. Call 541-476-6648.
    Applegate Trails Association
    Friday, Nov. 2: The ATA will host an off-trail hike through giant trees in the proposed 6,000-acre Wellington Wild Lands. Private landowner cooperation gives the group a rare opportunity to hike lower-elevation public lands between Ruch and Applegate that are otherwise difficult to access. The downhill, three-mile thru hike— all off trail — is rated as moderate to difficult, with an estimated total time of 4 hours. Group will meet at 9 a.m., at a private residence near Ruch and carpool to the trailhead 30 minutes away. The descent through the riparian area of this untouched canyon is gradual, rugged, wild and beautiful. Contact hike leader David Calahan (541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails.org) for directions. No pets.
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