Get Out! calendar: Friday, Dec 26
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Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
Through April: Ranger-guided snowshoe walks will be offered every day at Crater Lake National Park from Saturday, Dec. 20, to Sunday, Jan. 4 (except Dec. 25) and at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through April. The walks last two hours and cover about a mile of moderately strenuous terrain. Participants should be at least 8 years old, in reasonably good physical condition and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free, and there is no cost for the tour. The park does not collect an entrance fee in the winter. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For information and to sign up, call 541-594-3100.
KS Wild outings
Saturday, Jan. 10: Explore the oak-covered hills of the Little Applegate on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. The trail is accessible year round, so the group will go rain, snow or shine. Carpool will meet at the Ashland Outdoor Store at 9 a.m. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather in lots of warm layers and a lunch. Call Morgan at 541-488-5789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up for the hike. See more at http://kswild.org.
Saturday, Jan. 17: KS Wild staffer Jeanine Moy and botanical-area adopters will lead a hike to the Rough and Ready Botanical Area in the Illinois Valley. The area is home to some of the most diverse plant life in the region. Time permitting, the group will stop at French Flat, another botanical area at risk for misuse. The group will carpool from Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Dress in layers and sturdy shoes, and bring water and lunch. Call Morgan at 541-488-5789 or email email@example.com for more information and to sign up for the hike. See more at http://kswild.org.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Jan. 3: A 10K walk in east Medford will start at 9:45 a.m. from the Medford Center parking lot on Jackson Street across from Hawthorne Park. For more information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Saturday, Jan. 17: A 10K walk in Gold Hill and part of the Rogue River Trail will start at 9:45 a.m. Meet at the Post Office parking lot on Second Avenue in the center of Gold Hill. For more information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Saturday, Jan. 31: A 10K walk in Central Point will start at 9:45 a.m. Meet in the Albertsons parking lot, on the west side of Interstate 5 at Exit 33. Approach using Pine and Freeman streets. For more information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Saturday Jan. 10: The eighth annual 5K and 10K event will feature a new course, as well as a running injury prevention and treatment clinic following the awards ceremony. The 10K starts at noon, and the 5K begins at 12:30 p.m. The start and finish is at Talent Middle School, 102 Christian Ave., Talent. For details, see the race calendar at www.sorunners.org. Rogue River Half Marathon and Alyssa Watson Memorial 5K Run
Saturday, Feb. 21: The annual races will begin at 10 a.m. in Fleming Park in Rogue River. The half-marathon course goes out and back on the Rogue River Greenway and North River Road. Proceeds will benefit the Hidden Valley High School cross-country program. For details, see the race calendar at www.sorunners.org. Camelback Run
Saturday, Feb. 28: The second annual Camelback Run, a 15K race through the hilly roads around Phoenix, will also include an out-and-back 5K and elementary 1-mile run. The 15K starts at 9:15 a.m., and the 5K at 9:30. The miler starts at 8:30. The races will start and finish at the Phoenix High School track, 745 N. Rose St., Phoenix. Proceeds will benefit the Phoenix High School track and field team. For details and to register, see http://camelbackrun.com.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Tuesday, Jan. 27: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society's monthly meeting will feature Forrest English speaking about Rogue Riverkeeper's work to protect clean water and fish throughout the Rogue Basin, and he will touch on how that work can affect birds. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Medford Congregational Church, Lidgate Hall, 1801 E Jackson St , Medford. Everyone is welcome. For more information, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org.
Christmas Bird Counts
Saturday, Jan. 3: To help with the Ashland Christmas Bird Count email John Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harry Fuller at email@example.com. More information can be found at www.roguevalleyaudubon.org
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Siskiyou 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. Call Phil Gagnon at 541-488-4289.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou VeloMelo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. 20 to 25 miles. Rides are easy pace (10-13 mph) and terrain with frequent stops to regroup. No one will be dropped. Call Elaine Sweet at 541-482-8332.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou VeloShip rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. The rides are for experienced group riders who wish to ride in periodic pace lines at a moderate-plus average pace (16 to 18 mph); more than 50 miles, on mostly hilly terrain. Contact Wayne Evitts at 541-816-0007.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call David Chapman at 541-488-0152.
Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call Matt Walker at 541-261-4891.