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Get Out: Friday, April 19

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Southern Oregon Land Conservancy hikes

The hikes are free but fill up quickly. To read more about each hike and to register, go to landconserve.org. If a hike is full, join the waiting list as cancellations do happen.

Saturday, April 20: Jacksonville Woodlands History Tour, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Larry Smith will lead a tour through the woodlands. The four-mile hike treks through the Rich Gulch Mining District, descends into French Gulch to view a hydraulic mining display and water cannon, visits the Chinese Diggings, Panorama Point and several “glory” holes. Topics of discussion include how the miners changed the forests around Jacksonville.

Sunday, April 21: Geology of the Cascade Foothills, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., city of Ashland Imperatrice property. The property is on a large historic landslide that provides an excellent place to view the entire Bear Creek Valley and the various geological formations found within the valley and adjacent ridges. Geologist Karen Grove will point out visible geological features and talk about how the region has changed through time.

Thursday, April 25: Cascade Foothills Wildflowers, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Imperatrice property. Botanist and SOLC Stewardship Director Kristi Mergenthaler will lead a tour of an 876-acre grassland with lovely flowers, rare plants and big views for a plant walk and to learn about grassland ecology.

Saturday, April 27: Birding the Rogue River Preserve, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Biologist and writer Brandon Breen will lead a birding trip on this private property along the Rogue River outside of Eagle Point. Habitats include oak woodland, grassland, chaparral and an extensive floodplain forest with large black cottonwoods and black oaks. Birds may include Lewis’s woodpecker, western bluebird, oak titmouse, pygmy owl and bald eagle, as well as spring migrants.

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, April 27: A 10K walk will explore historic neighborhoods in Grants Pass. Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Lodge at Riverside on Seventh Street. A 5K option is available. For more information, see www.roguevalleywalkers.com or call 541-582-2607.

Crater Lake snowshoe hikes

Through April 28: Ranger-guided snowshoe hikes are offered on weekends and holidays through April. They start at 1 p.m., last two hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the winter entrance fee of $15 per vehicle). Participants should be at least 8 years old. Pets are not allowed. Advance reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, call 541-594-3100. The visitor center is open daily.

Hike: Wildflowers of Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area

Sunday, April 28: The Siskiyou Chapter Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead a hike to explore burned areas of the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area with Danika from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The area covers about 5,000 acres of USFWS property, supplemented by 4,000 acres of BLM land. Formerly a working cattle ranch, the terrain consists of rolling to steep hills of shrubs, oaks and conifers surrounding Scotch Creek and several of its tributaries. The group will see how native flora has made a comeback on the ranch since parts of the area burned in the Klamathon fire last summer. The trailhead has limited parking. Meet Danika at the gas station in Hornbrook, California, at 9 a.m., then it’s about a 30-minute carpool to the trailhead. There is day pass fee of $4.32 per person. For more information or to sign up, email Katelyn Detweiler at Detweiler.katelyn@gmail.com.

First-Wednesday bird walk

Wednesday, May 1: 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/.

Native grass and forb seed crop tour

Saturday, May 4: The Siskiyou Chapter Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead a trip to visit J. Herbert Stone Forest Service Nursery, a major reforestation nursery for people who use the harvested seed in wildland restoration projects on public lands. Most of the seed crops are bolting or blooming this time of year, so it’s a good time to visit and learn about growing them. Wayne Rolle, a retired Forest Service botanist and a volunteer at JHSN, will lead a field trip to learn more about native grass and forb seed grown at JHSN. To join the leisurely 2 1/2-hour walking tour, meet at 10 a.m. at the main JHSN entrance on Hanley Road (0.35 miles north of the intersection with Ross Lane, and please note this is not the Old Stage Road entrance). For more information or to sign up, email Katelyn Detweiler at Detweiler.katelyn@gmail.com.

East ART Trail work party

Saturday, May 4: The Applegate Trails Association is looking for volunteers to work on the new trail. They’ll meet at 9 a.m. and quit in time to eat lunch at the trailhead by 12:30 p.m. The trailhead is at the end of BLM road 38-2-29.1. From Jacksonville, turn left on Cady Road, turn right on Sterling Creek Road, turn right again 100 yards past the 4-mile marker and proceed to the trailhead. ATA provides tools, snacks and lunch. There are a variety of tasks for all skill levels. RSVP is not necessary; you can just show up. For details, see www.applegatetrails.org/.

Siskiyou Velo

Registration is open: The fourth annual Up & Down: Ride the Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway will take place Saturday, July 20, starting at Emigrant Lake. Two routes: Scenic Bikeway with 49 miles and 4,900 feet of climbing; Spencer Creek with 96 miles and 7,800 feet. Register at upanddownashland.com.

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.