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Get Out: Friday, Oct. 5

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Talent Harvest Festival runs

Saturday, Oct. 6: The annual 5K and 10K runs start at 8 a.m. at the Talent Skateboard Park (parking on Front Street by the tracks and Main Street above tracks). The 5K is an out-and-back with gradual inclines and declines, while the 10K begins like the 5K and continues on to a challenging, hilly course. For details, see https://thedriven.net/cs/southernoregonrunners/talent-harvest-festival

Bear Creek Salmon Festival

Saturday, Oct. 6: The 14th annual event features crafts, games, a Salmon Parade, live music and all sorts of outdoor activities, including spin-casting, the Salmon Story Tent, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking, and the Salmon Spiral Labyrinth. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center in Ashland. To learn more, see bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.

Birding trip to Howard Prairie

Sunday, Oct. 8: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will lead a free birding trip from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to a privately protected property and nearby federal lands on Howard Prairie with two excellent birders and naturalists, Bob Hunter and Frank Lospalluto. The group may see great gray owls, white-headed woodpeckers and migrating birds. To register, go to www.landconserve.org.

Bear Creek salmon walk

Friday, Oct. 12: Every autumn, migrating chinook salmon make their way up the Rogue River to spawning grounds in tributaries throughout the Rogue and Illinois valleys. KS Wild will lead an easy walk starting at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent from 10 a.m. to noon to see spawning salmon in Bear Creek and learn about their habitat and behavior. Space is limited. Sign up and get more details about where to meet up and what to bring at www.kswild.org.

Hike & Learn - Great Gray Owls in CSNM

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument contains one of the largest known populations of great gray owls in the United States. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Ashland Outdoor Store, birding expert Harry Fuller will discuss great gray owls, which breed inside the monument. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, he will lead a hike to Soda Mountain and Little Hyatt Reservoir looking for great gray owl habitat. The hike will cover about 4 miles on an easy trail. All are welcome for the Friday talk. Registration is required to attend the Saturday hike. Both are free. For information and to register, see cascadesiskiyou.eventbrite.com.

Ashland Mushroom Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13: The annual event at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, includes local mushroom experts, enthusiasts and connoisseurs, with craft booths, food, demos and local organizations in the Nature Shop alley between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For details, call 541-482-3241.

Applegate River salmon walk

Saturday, Oct. 27: Join KS Wild staffer Allee Gustafson on a leisurely stroll from 10 a.m. to noon to look for spawning salmon while learning about their habitat and behavior. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.

Illinois River salmon walk

Sunday, Nov. 4: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn about the salmon lifecycle and view wild salmon spawning in the Illinois River. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.

Siskiyou Velo

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.