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  • Get Out: Aug. 9, 2013

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  • KS Wild
    Saturday Aug. 17: Easy, 4-mile bird walk along the Middle Fork Applegate River. For details, call Morgan at 541-488-5789 or see kswild.org. To sign up, email morgan@kswild.org.
    Saturday Aug. 31: Great views await on this moderate, 5-mile hike to explore Kerby Peak. For details, call Morgan at 541-488-5789 or see kswild.org. To sign up, email morgan@kswild.org.
    Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument
    Sunday, Aug. 11: 2.2-mile hike around the Greensprings Loop Trail, which circles the summit of Greensprings Mountain. Geologist Jad D'Allura will share some of the geological history of the area. As an optional side-trip, the group will visit Little Hyatt Lake after lunch. Group size is limited. For reservations or more information, email cascadesiskiyou@gmail.com or call 541-778-0597.
    Applegate Trails Association
    Sunday, Aug. 18: The ATA will host a 9 a.m. hike followed by lunch at Red Lily Vineyard, 11777 Highway 238. Hike leaders will take two groups on separate loop hikes, both rated moderate and approximately 4 miles long. Part of the hikes will be along the south side of the Applegate River where it was recently cleared of blackberries to be restored in native trees this fall. The trees will provide shade to cool this stretch of river to help future generations of chinook salmon. Lunch will be catered by Fulcrum Dining, and Red Lily will have wine, beer and appetizers for purchase. For information, see www.redlilyvineyards.com and www.fulcrumdining.com. The group plans to hike smoke or no smoke. RSVP hike leader David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails.org, to ensure a place on the hike. Bring plenty of water. Please leave pets at home. ATA would appreciate a $5 donation at sign in.
    Lithia Park nature walks
    Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Trained volunteer naturalists from Ashland Parks & Recreation lead free, easy, 1.5-hour nature walks through Lithia Park. Topics include trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Meet at the park entrance, across from the Plaza in Ashland. Registration is not required.
    Rogue Valley Walkers
    Saturday, Aug. 10: 10K walk in Central Point. Meet for registration in the Albertsons parking lot, at Exit 33 on the west side of Interstate 5, at 7:45 a.m. For information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
    Saturday, Aug. 24: The club's Medford Bridge Walk will meet at Bear Creek Park off Highland Avenue at 7:45 a.m. The 10K walk has a 5K option. For information call -541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
    Southern Oregon Nordic Club
    Saturday, Aug. 10: Hike to Campbell Lake in the Marble Mountain Wilderness in Siskiyou County, Calif. The trailhead is about a 90-minute drive from Ashland. The group will explore Campbell and Cliff lakes, and those who want a more strenuous hike can continue to Summit Lake. Expect a long day that could run as late as 7 p.m. For time, meeting place and other details, call Kevin Wood at 541-261-3547.
    Stagecoach Run
    Saturday, Aug. 17: The 42nd annual event, featuring 5K and 10K runs, begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of Oregon and West D streets in Jacksonville. Parking available at the public parking lot at the end of West D Street. Race-day registration will take place in the parking lot. For details, see the race calendar at www.sorunners.org.
    Siskiyou Velo Club
    Some club rides listed below are leisurely; others are more intense. All rides are designed and led by a ride leader. Coffee stops to socialize are included on all rides. For more information, see siskiyouvelo.org.
    Every Saturday: Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Contact Phil Gagnon, 541-488-4289.
    Every Saturday: Velo Mello rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 11 to 13 mph over 20 to 25 miles on slightly hilly terrain. Contact Sandra Wetzel, 541-482-2995.
    Every Saturday: Velo Ship rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 14 to 16 mph over 20-plus miles with long climbs. Contact Jean O'Donnell, 541-488-6186.
    Every Saturday: Race-pace rides begin at 9 a.m. at Cycle Sport in Medford and cover more than 20 miles. Contact Alex Hayes, 541-857-0819. See www.roguecycle.com.
    Every Sunday: Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various times from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Contact Purk Purkerson, 541-857-6513.
    Every Monday: Coffee ride begins at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and goes to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 17 mph over 25 flat miles. Contact Ray Forsyth, 541-245-0312.
    Every Wednesday: Coffee ride begins at 10 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Co. in Ashland. Pace: 16 to 17 mph over 32 to 60 miles. Contact John Grimbergen, 541-488-1735.
    Other recurring rides
    Every Sunday: Cycle Analysis, 535 N. Fifth St., in Jacksonville hosts a two- to three-hour road ride at 8 a.m. All fitness levels welcome. Riders regroup at major intersections, and there are cutoff spots to make the ride shorter if needed. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190 or see cycleanalysis.net.
    Every Tuesday and Thursday: Mountain-bike rides organized by the crew at Ashland Cycle Sport, 191 Oak St., Ashland. Meet at the Plaza in Ashland at 6:30 p.m. Riders of all abilities are welcome on the Tuesday ride. The Thursday ride is usually longer (two to two-and-a-half hours) and faster paced. Lights are highly recommended. Helmets and a safe, functioning bike are required. Call Scott at 541-488-0581 or see www.roguecycle.com.
    Every Wednesday: Starting at 6 p.m., Cycle Analysis, 535 N. Fifth St., hosts a two-hour mountain-bike ride on either the Britt trails in Jacksonville or nearby Johns Peak, which has almost 200 miles of trails. All comers are welcome — no age or ability limits. Helmets are mandatory, and lights are required during the winter. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190 or see http://cycleanalysis.net.
    North Mountain Park
    Saturday, Aug. 10: Local birding experts lead bird walks from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month through summer at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Binoculars will be available to rent. Admission is free. Register at www.ashland.or.us/register or by calling 541-488-6606.
    Rogue Valley Audubon Society
    Wednesday, Sept. 4: First-Wednesday bird walk at Denman Wildlife Area in White City begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk lasts about three hours and covers about three miles. Meet at the Agate Road entrance gate to the wildlife area by 8:25 a.m. This is an ongoing citizen-science project to record the numbers of different species observed by walk participants and enter the data in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory's e-bird database. You don't need to be an experienced birder to join in, but taking part will help you become one. The walk coordinator is Murray Orr. Contact him at 541-857-9050 or mworr2@charter.net if you are willing to help.
    Fly-casting instruction
    Mondays through Sept. 30: Rogue Flyfishers will offer free casting instruction every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hedrick Middle School, 1502 E. Jackson St., Medford. All skill levels invited. Bring your rod or use theirs. Instructors are Otis Swisher and John MacDiarmid. For more information about the club, see RogueFlyfishers.org.

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