Crater Lake's annual, free, ranger-guided snowshoe walks will begin this year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
The walks will be offered every Saturday and Sunday through May 1, 2016, with additional outings offered weekdays in late December and early January.
Each walk lasts about two hours and covers a mile of moderately strenuous terrain through forests and meadows along Crater Lake's rim. Participants will learn about the park's plant and animal life, and how they survive during.....
The North Fork Smith River spills from the rugged Kalmiopsis Wilderness high country through a remote gorge defined by a geologic anomaly. Boaters come from all around to float the North Fork when the water level is just right. That's not easy.
Because of the area's volatile hydrology, they can't depend on USGS flow readings from lower down on the Smith. So the North Fork is suitable to run, for most, only when a homemade gauge near Gasquet, California, reads 9 to 12 feet.
MARIAL — College students and other volunteers were busy this past summer restoring a nearly impassable 25-mile loop of trail in the Wild Rogue Wilderness.
The Siskiyou Mountain Club spent 20 days on the project, in addition to working in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and the Soda Mountain Wilderness of Southern Oregon.
The Wild Rogue work included the Mule Creek, Panther Ridge and Clay Hill trails, in addition to part of the Rogue River Trail.
The crews had to saw...