Get Out: Friday, Aug. 26
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Boulder Creek: Chetco Dreams
Saturday-Wednesday, Aug. 27-31: Camp four nights at a dreamy spot on the Chetco River and work side by side with Siskiyou Mountain Club interns to finish restoring Upper Chetco Trail 1102 from Boulder Creek to Cedar Camp. A van will leave Ashland at 6 a.m. Aug. 27, with rendezvous options in Medford, Grants Pass, Selma and Brookings. Group will return by 6 p.m. Aug. 31. This trip is moderate to difficult. The camping is stunning and the work is meaningful, and when the group is finished, we'll have another arm that connects to the Lilla and John Leach Memorial Loop. Participants need their own backpacking gear. Email email@example.com or call 541-708-2056 for more details and to sign up.
Climb Mount McLoughlin
Sunday, Aug 28: Summit Mount McLoughlin with Siskiyou Mountain Club hike leader Angie Panter. A carpool will leave Eagle Point at 6:30 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Sept. 3: 10K walk in east Medford includes a 5K option. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Medford Center parking lot on Jackson Street across from Hawthorne Park. For information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Bike the Rogue
Saturday, Sept. 10: The seventh annual event in Gold Beach features three bike routes, including 62.5 miles, 40 miles and 25 miles. All three routes follow the Rogue River and two of them, the metric century and 40-miler rides, both include seven miles along the ocean. The rides start and finish at Buffington Park. Entry fees include a free ticket ($15 value) to the Gold Beach Brew Fest. For details, see http://goldbeachrotary.com/bike-the-rogue/
Easy pace Wild Rogue backpack
Saturday-Tuesday, Sept. 17-20: Siskiyou Mountain Club will lead a 25-mile hike through the heart of the Wild Rogue Wilderness over four days. Day one will include drive to Maria and hike 8 easy miles along the Wild Rogue to Clay Hill. Day 2 hike will ascend 3,500 feet over 4.25 miles through oak savanna and primeval old growth to Panther Ridge. Day 3 hike along Panther Ridge to the headwaters of Mule Creek, and day 4 hike will descend through dreamy gorges back to Marial. Participants must be in good shape but don't need to be fast hikers. Space is limited. Members only. Email email@example.com or call 541-708-2056 for details and to sign up. A carpool will leaves Ashland at 6 a.m. Sept. 17, with rendezvous options in Medford and Grants Pass. Group will return to Ashland by 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
Outdoor sketching and painting with Paula Fong
Thursday, Sept. 22: Sketch and paint with local nature artist Paula Fong from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at scenic Grouse Gap on Mount Ashland. Learn to observe the natural world with an artistic eye, discuss landscape patterns, natural forms, technique and palette choices. Bring your art supplies of choice, sun protection, layered clothing, water and a camp chair (optional). Free. A carpool will leave at 2:30 p.m. from Northwest Nature Shop at 154 Oak St., Ashland. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-5789. To sign up, see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events or www.adoptabotanicalarea.org/upcoming-events/
Public lands event at Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
Saturday, Sept. 24: BLM will host a National Public Lands Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail with help from Siskiyou Upland Trails Association. Volunteeers will help reroute a steep section of trail that currently goes over the tunnel, creating a new trail segment between the Tunnel Ridge access trail and Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. The project involves a moderate, 1-mile hike to get to the work site; volunteers should be prepared to hike and be away from their vehicles for several hours. Bring water and gloves. A bagged lunch will be provided to carry up to the site. SUTA will provide baked treats for everyone to enjoy during the morning. For directions and more details, see www.sutaoregon.org
Fly casting at Hedrick Middle School
Mondays: Otis Swisher and John MacDiarmid of the Rogue Fly Fishers will teach people how to cast with a fly rod Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hedrick Middle School, 1501 E. Jackson St., Medford. Both beginners and seasoned casters who want to practice are welcome. Free. No casting on rain days or holidays.
Lithia Park nature walks
Through September: Each Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., trained naturalists from Ashland Parks and Recreation will lead an easy 90-minute nature walk through Lithia Park, rain or shine. The free walks touch on trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance across from the Plaza in Ashland. No reservations required.
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.
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 Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.
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 Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.
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 John Bullock at 541-488-7962.