Get Out calendar: Friday, Oct. 18
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Kerby Peak day trip
Saturday, Oct. 19: The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for people to help volunteer Luke Brandy brush out the top section of the Kerby Peak Trail. Beginners are encouraged but you should be prepared for a 2,000-foot ascent to the worksite, albeit along a stunning trail packed with old growth and full of views. Meet at the Ray’s in Selma at 8 a.m. and be back by 5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up.
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.
Bird Walk at Agate Lake
Saturday, Oct. 19: Max McClarnon will lead a bird walk to Agate Lake. Fall migrants will be the focus. Meet at Wild Birds Unlimited, 961 Medford Center, Medford, at 9 a.m., wear layers of clothing appropriate for the weather and good walking shoes that can get wet and muddy. Bring binoculars, water and any snacks desired. As space is limited to 15, reserve your spot by calling the store at 541-772-2107 or register at the store.
Native Plant Society outing
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.
KS Wild guided mushroom foray
Sunday, Oct. 20: KS Wild and friends will lead a mushroom exploration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in and around the Illinois Valley and/or Smith River watershed. The trip will be inclusive of all fungal varieties. Donation of $25 (proceeds benefit KS Wild) suggested, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Moderate, off trail, fair amount of driving and walking possible. To sign up for carpooling details, what to bring, and other info, see www.kswild.org.
Kalmiopsis Rim Trail work party
Saturday, Oct. 26: The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for people to help brush out about a 1/2-mile section of the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail. The work starts at the Onion Camp Trailhead. And while the brush is thick, the hiking is easy, and this is a great opportunity for new volunteers to learn how to properly brush a trail out. Pick up the expansive views of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and help with this much-needed project. Meet at the Ray’s in Selma at 8 a.m. Be back there by 5 p.m. Carpools from Rogue Valley available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up.
Rogue Riverkeeper salmon stroll
Saturday, Oct. 26: Rogue Riverkeeper will lead a leisurely salmon stroll along Bear Creek from 10 a.m. to noon starting from Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Chinook salmon are born in Bear Creek and make their way to the Pacific Ocean where they spend years feeding. Eventually they return to their birth place after battling their way up the Rogue River. These strolls are easy, at your own pace walks along the creek to find the best spot to see salmon. Walkers will meet under the pavilion near the parking lot to talk about these amazing fish and their life cycle as well as what Rogue Riverkeeper is doing to help protect them. To RSVP, see www.rogueriverkeeper.org.
Inviting Birds into Your Yard
Wednesday, Oct. 30: Do you want to learn about the birds in your yard and in your neighborhood? This presentation, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, uses photography and information about local birds to help you connect with the birds that live in our area and learn about the ways to invite them into your yard. Various types of feeders, bird baths and native plants will be part of the discussion. To register call the nature center at 541-488-6606.
First-Wednesday bird walk
Wednesday, Nov. 6: Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds first-Wednesday bird walks at Denman Wildlife Area. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. Species observed by walk participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an ODFW area parking permit. For more information and directions, see http://roguevalleyaudubon.org/.
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 email@example.com.
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.