• Get Out: Feb. 8, 2013

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  • Siskiyou Upland Trails Association
    Saturday, Feb. 16: The group will hold its second Sterling Mine Ditch Trail work party of 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They'll pass through the heart of the trail, a section few hikers see because of its distance from a trailhead. Meet at Buncom (intersection of Little Applegate Road and Sterling Creek Road) for a shuttle to a private-property trail access at Wolf Gulch. Shuttle cars will leave Buncom at 8:40. For details or to RSVP, contact Jim Reiland at 541-899-1091 or email rogalla-reiland@q.com.
    Rogue Valley Walkers
    Saturday, Feb. 9: The walkers will explore Old Medford on an American Volkssport Association-registered 10K walk. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Food 4 Less on Biddle Road. A 5K option is available. For information, call 541-245-9356.
    Saturday, Feb. 16: The group will do a 10K walk in Jacksonville to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the D Street parking lot near the library. For information, call 541-245-9356.
    Saturday, Feb. 23: A 10K “Name That Park” walk in Grants Pass begins at 10 a.m. A 5K option is available. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Ray's Food Place on 7th Street. For information, call 541-245-9356.
    Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
    Through April 28: Crater Lake National Park offers free, ranger-guided snowshoe hikes every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The walks last two hours and cover about 1 mile of moderately strenuous terrain through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake. Participants should be at least 8 years old, in reasonably good physical condition, and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. No snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free, and the park does not collect an entrance fee in the winter. Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required. For information and to sign up, call the visitor center at 541-594-3100 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Groups of 15 people or more (such as school groups, outdoor clubs and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour for their group on weekdays or weekends.
    KS Wild
    Saturday, Feb. 23: Learn about local BLM forests and hike the historic Sterling Mine Ditch trail. Carpool leaves Evo's Coffee in Ashland at 9 a.m. and the Country Market in Ruch at 10 a.m. Bring rain gear and lunch. This is a moderate seven-mile hike. For details, call Morgan Lindsay at 541-488-5789.
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