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Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Well maintained trails are still a novelty to me.On the South Coast where I grew up, a seemingly endless wall of blackberry bushes made exploring much of the southern Coast Range a decidedly prickly proposition. Since moving to the Rogue Valley six months ago, I've made a point to tackle as many of the area's less-traveled trails as my work schedule will allow.The other weekend, Mail Tribune digital copy editor Forrest Roth and I decided to make the trek up Wagner Butte, a...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Well maintained trails are still a novelty to me.On the South Coast where I grew up, a seemingly endless wall of blackberry bushes made exploring much of the southern Coast Range a decidedly prickly proposition. Since moving to the Rogue...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Fungi were sprouting from the side of a massive redwood tree like tiny white umbrellas. My wife and I stopped to inspect, marveling at how delicate yet sturdy the stems and caps appeared.Just a half-mile away, in busy Simpson-Reed Grove...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM

In 2005 I was caretaker at the Rogue River Ranch, a historic public property nestled on the Wild Rogue River. I quickly turned my back on the busy river corridor and started looking up into the 35,000-acre wilderness surrounding it for a little...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A hike through the proposed 352-acre MacArthur Rogue River Preserve near Dodge Bridge Sunday, April 12, will kick off this year's series of free led hikes offered by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy.Forest ecologist Tom Atzet will lead...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Near the end a recent hike in Tolowa Dunes State Park outside Crescent City, two ladies stopped us and asked if we had seen “anything interesting.”My wife mentioned the flock of great egrets wading in the shallows of Lake...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM

The iconic backcountry wilderness hike to Marble Valley is a bucket-list destination that attracts nature lovers from far and wide. I’ve arrived during summer months to find dozens of rigs at the trailhead parking lot and stiff competition...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM

For part of this weekend, the annual Table Rocks hikes will look a lot less like climbing a mesa and much more like storming the beaches at Normandy.Sunday's version of the popular Table Rocks weekend spring hike series actually will be a...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 6:34 PM

After we mentioned visiting Mill Creek Falls, a long-time Medford resident commented, "I pass it on the way to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake, but I’ve never been there."

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Those rare hikers who step past the Ides Cove Trailhead and enter Northern California's Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area immediately are greeted by the rock stars of the conifer world.

Posted Feb 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Frog Pond is a north-facing cirque cradled in the 20,000-acre Red Buttes Wilderness Area. On the two-mile hike to its shallow shores, you will encounter some of the most majestic forests I've seen in southwest Oregon.Trees that reach five...

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