Get Out calendar: Friday, Oct. 11
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Autumn hike at Lower Table Rock
Saturday, Oct. 12: 9 a.m., Lower Table Rock Loop Trail, “Adapt, Hibernate or Migrate?” Mandy Noel, environmental educator, and Kate Halstead, ornithologist, will lead a family-friendly hike on the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2-mile accessible trail) to learn how the wildlife and plants living at the Table Rocks prepare for winter. The hike will include activities for young naturalists. Dress for fall weather and bring your rain gear just in case. Free. Register at https://family-hike-fall2019.eventbrite.com.
Mount Ashland trail work party
Saturday, Oct 12: The Ashland Woodland & Trails Association is seeking volunteers to help work on the Mount Ashland Summit Trail, which will start near the ski area parking lot and continue up to the summit of Mount Ashland. People will meet at the old Ashland Ranger station at 645 Washington St., at 9 a.m. and carpool up to the mountain. Work will run to 2 p.m. Bring gloves, water, snacks (optional), sturdy footwear. AWTA is sponsoring beer and pizza after (location to be announced). AWTA will provide tools. No children younger than 15; under 17 needs signature of parent/guardian. For details, see www.ashlandtrails.org.
Rogue River Preserve fall stewardship day
Saturday, Oct. 12: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy is hosting a fall stewardship day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rogue River Preserve in Eagle Point. Volunteers are welcome to help care for this conserved property along the Rogue River by pulling invasive Scotch broom to make room for native oak trees and wildflowers. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided. For more information, directions and to register, see www.landconserve.org or call 541-482-3069.
Native Plant Society outings
Thursday, Oct. 17: Luke Ruediger, author of “The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology,” will present a talk, “The Applegate Siskiyous: Wildlands, Wildflowers & Biodiversity.” The presentation will take you on an in-depth visual journey across the Applegate Siskiyous, highlighting the many botanical areas, rare plants, wildlands and special places of the region. Refreshments at 6:45 p.m., meeting and program at 7 p.m., at Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, Oct. 20: Botanist Wayne Rolle will lead a fall mushroom field trip. The group will gain an appreciation for our diverse local wild fungi. Some edible mushrooms may be encountered along the way. The hike will be slow, cross-country with frequent stops in forested areas of the southern Oregon Cascades. Attendees should plan on 60 to 90 minutes of driving each way. A carpool will meet at the Medford BLM Interagency Office, 3040 Biddle Road, at 9:30 a.m. Expected return time is 6 .pm. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rolle at email@example.com or 541-482-0093.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Oct. 19: 10K walk in Gold Hill and on the path along the Rogue River. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the post office on Second Street in downtown Gold Hill. For more information, see www.roguevalleywalkers.com or call 541-582-2607.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides are for strong riders who want to ride in a paceline with occasional sprints and brisk climbs. Speeds are above 20 mph on flats and average of 15 to 18 mph overall. The route and starting point will vary — expect some climbing and, in fact, on most days, a lot. Riders should know how to make repairs. Riders are expected to review online and understand the planned route. The Brisk group is not a no-drop group, slower riders are discouraged. For details, call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Saturday: Velo Mello meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph on flats with few, if any, pacelines. The routes may include some climbing, but these are usually limited to small rolling hills within the Bear Creek Valley. No one will be dropped. Contact Lisa Brill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Monday: Coffee Ride starts at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and covers 25-30 miles at a moderate to brisk pace; flat. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.