Get Out: Friday, June 21
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Soda Mountain Wilderness Council hikes
Saturday, June 22: Ramble along the top of Surveyor Mountain Ridge in the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s far northeastern corner with ornithologist and Rogue Valley Audubon Conservation Co-Chair Pepper Trail and ecologist Evan Frost. Scientists say this higher forest adds important climate refugia for the Monument. About two cross-country miles with relatively little elevation change. Fairly easy. Email email@example.com to learn 9 a.m. meeting point in Ashland.
Saturday, June 29: National Park Service botanist Dominic DiPaolo will explore the classic remnant forest of the Little Hyatt old-growth groves in the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Three-plus miles of off-trail hiking; moderate or easy (route is adjustable). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn the 9 a.m. meeting point in Ashland.
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy hikes
Saturday, June 22: Dragonflies of the Siskiyou Summit, noon to 4 p.m. Help us inventory the dragonflies at Sky King Cole, a privately conserved property on the Siskiyou Summit. The group will walk to a series of sag ponds, ponds created from natural slumps, and catch and identify dragonflies. These ponds also support a robust population of western pond turtles. The outing will be led by naturalists who are also talented birders and photographers. To learn more and to register, see landconserve.org.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, June 22: The Rogue Valley Walkers will explore a section of the Rogue River Trail and the town of Gold Hill. This 10K walk meets at 7:45 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.
KS Wild hike
Sunday, June 23: This hike to Baldface Creek in the south Kalmiopsis is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a rugged hike into a wild remote area. The group will follow a moderate to difficult trail into the Baldface Creek watershed. Sign up online for carpooling and other details at www.kswild.org
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 email@example.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.