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Get Out calendar: Friday, Feb. 21

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Hike (or snowshoe) to Pilot Rock

Friday, Feb. 21: KS Wild will lead a hike/snowshoe to iconic Pilot Rock, where the Siskiyous meet the Cascades. This will be a 4-mile easy hike or moderate snowshoe, depending on weather/snow levels. Sign up at www.kswild.org/events for more details about where to meet and what to bring.

Klamath River hike

Saturday, Feb. 22: The Southern Oregon Happy Trails hiking group is planning a hike along a former railroad line that overlooks the Klamath River. Participation is limited, so people interested in going should email info@meetup.com or visit the group’s Facebook page. The hike is 4.4 miles round trip. People leaving from the Rogue Valley can meet at 9 a.m. at the Rite Aide parking lot in Ashland to carpool to Keno, a 50-mile drive, and meet trip leader Hans Kuhr at the Keno Elementary School and drive to where the hike will begin.

Diamond Lake sled dog races

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 22-23: Pacific Sled Dog & Skijor Association and Cascade Sled Dog Club will present sled dog races at Diamond Lake. Races will start near the entrance to the resort area at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Teams are sent out periodically all morning. All teams should finish by 2 p.m. Pets should not be bought to the race site. For information, call 541-890-2113.

Vernal pool tour at Whetstone Savanna Nature Preserve

Saturday, Feb. 22: The Nature Conservancy will explore the remarkable flora and fauna that live in and around vernal pools from 10 a.m. to noon. This preserve shelters mounded prairie and vernal pool communities that include rare plants and fairy shrimp and safeguards a key portion of oak savanna habitat on the Rogue Valley floor. In addition, participants will visit the Oregon Department of Transportation Vernal Pool Mitigation/Conservation Bank to tour a vernal pool restoration site and learn about vernal pool restoration efforts in the valley. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Directions will be emailed to you when you register. To register, call Emma Rose Parker at 541-708-4995 or email emma.parker@tnc.org.

SUTA trail work party

Saturday, Feb. 22: Siskiyou Upland Trails Association will be working on maintenance between the Tunnel Ridge and Little Applegate trailheads on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If they have enough volunteers, a smaller group may also jump ahead to work on the Little Applegate bypass. Expect to hike about 4-5 miles total for the day. If you plan to go, email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so they can plan the work party and food.

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Feb. 22: 10K walk in east Medford neighborhood. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Medford Center parking lot across Jackson Street from Hawthorne Park. For more information, see www.roguevalleywalkers.com or call 541-582-2607.

Herptile walk at Denman Wildlife Area

Saturday, Feb. 29: Free event to learn more about native reptiles and amphibians that call the Rogue Valley home. ODFW will lead a hike from 10 a.m. to noon to look for common species on the wildlife area. Participants will learn about wildlife habitat, the ecology of local species, common inventory techniques used by biologists to monitor herptile populations, and (weather permitting) participants will have an opportunity to observe and photograph species encountered during the walk. Participants also will hear about upcoming opportunities to volunteer with herptile inventory efforts on the wildlife area this spring. Meet at the gate on Touvelle Road at the intersection of Agate and Touvelle. Contact Jade Keehn (541-826-8774, ext. 232) for questions about this and other upcoming herptile events. More info at https://myodfw.com/workshops-and-events/denman-wildlife-area-herptile-walk-central-point

First-Wednesday bird walk

Wednesday, March 4: 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/.

Crater Lake guided snowshoe walks

Through April 28: Ranger-guided snowshoe hikes at Crater Lake National Park take place Saturdays and Sundays through April. Snowshoes are provided free. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. The walks start at 1 p.m., last 2 hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles. Space on each tour is limited; advance reservations are required. There is no cost for the walk, but the park charges a $15 entrance fee per car. Participants must be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. For more information and to sign up, call 541-594-3100.

Siskiyou Velo

Up & Down ride: Registration for the annual summer ride on the Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway is now open at upanddownashland.com/. The July 18 event features three routes: 49 miles and 4,900 feet of climbing, 80 miles and 6,800 feet of climbing, and new this year is the Burton Flat Loop, 42 miles and 2,550 feet, starting and finishing at Howard Prairie Resort.

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 lisa4bikes@gmail.com.

Every Monday: Coffee Ride starts at 10:30 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.