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February 12 – 15: Wild Rogue Backpack for the Siskiyou Hiker 31 January 2016 | Marial, Ore. – Join us President’s Day Weekend (February 12 – 15) for a winter discovery of the Wild Rogue Wilderness. This self-supported backpack is moderate, and the loop would be a little more difficult but with shorter miles. Participants need to have their own gear, but the Club does have some loaner gear. Email...

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Beer with SMC


Posted By on Jan 5, 2016

February 3, 2016: Three best backpacks presentation February 6: S.O. Brewery tour with SMC 05 January 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore — If you like beer, backpacking and the Siskiyou wilds, you must know about these events. February 3: Join us at Standing Stone Brewery (101 Oak St, Ashland, OR) at 5pm for a visual presentation of the best three backpacks in southwest Oregon. Get the inside scoop on trail conditions, driving directions, and...

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Siskiyou Mountain Club We connect people, trails and wilderness CONTACT: Gabriel Howe, Executive Director e: gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org p: 541-708-2056 130 A Street # 2B, Ashland OR 97520 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03 JANUARY 2016 SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN CLUB HIRING 2016 CREW MEMBERS, CREW LEADER 03 January 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — The Siskiyou Mountain Club is hiring one crew leader and 5-10 crew members for the 2016 season. Full details...

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Trip Report: Solstice Rendezvous


Posted By on Jan 1, 2016

Siskiyou solstice backpack: “The sun was shining on us” for the Siskiyou Hiker 21 December 2015 | SELMA, Ore — Saturday morning we loaded up the van and headed for the Briggs Creek Trailhead. Ten of us gathered our gear and hiked across the bridge as a wispy cloud cover started breaking. “I’m so excited,” remarked SMC chairman Bryant Zwart as we loaded up. “This is perfect.” The Illinois...

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Meet Angie


Posted By on Dec 15, 2015

Meet Angie “…outside all the time.” 14 December 2015 | Eagle Point, Ore — Angie Panter moved from Spring Valley, CA to Eagle Point in 2006. She found herself selling insurance for work. “It was one of the crappiest jobs in the world,” she says. So on a lunch break she went on a walk, on a hunt for help wanted signs. The next day she was hired at Great Harvest Bread Co. in Medford. And in the...

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#Optedoutside


Posted By on Nov 30, 2015

Black Friday: Found primeval forest On Middle Fork Applegate National Recreation Trail 30 November 2015 | APPLEGATE, OR — We were excited when REI shared they were closing their doors this Black Friday, and paying their employees to go outside. 2015 was our third year planning a hike on Black Friday as an alternative to wallowing away in crowded malls and box stores, and the hike has always been a hit. This year we #optedoutside...

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Crew member Mikaela Lea talks: “The best growth experience of my life” for the Siskiyou Hiker 29 November 2015 | KALMIOPSIS RIM TRAIL 1124 — Mikaela Lea’s first trip with the SMC was one typically reserved for the most experienced backpackers. Fresh out of Brookings Harbor High School, she hiked 10 miles through bone soaking rain along the steep and trail to Box Canyon to resupply a trail crew working there in...

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Bye, bye Kalmiopsis brush wall Hello, Kalmiopsis Rim Trail 1124 26 October 2015 | Onion Camp: Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR — Last Thursday, October 22 a group of SMC volunteers didn’t waste any time when they got to the Onion Camp Trailhead at 9:15am. The hike started with a steep ascent through a savanna to a serpentine saddle under Whetstone Butte. From there the trail heads to the butte’s southwest slope. The wind...

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Typical Kalmiopsis brush wall


Posted By on Oct 20, 2015

Help bring Kalmiopsis Rim Trail 1124 Back to life 19 October 2015 | Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR: Whetstone Butte — Help us this Thursday, October 22 on a brush wall that has swallowed the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail 1124 just a couple miles north of the Onion Camp Trailhead. The SMC van leaves Ashland Shop N’ Kart at 7:30am, with rendezvous options in Medford, Grants Pass and Selma. We’ll be back to Ashland by 7pm. This trip...

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Contact: Gabriel Howe, Executive Director Tel: 541-708-2056 Cell: 503-545-4911 Email: gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org 130 A Street #2B Ashland OR 97520 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08 OCTOBER 2015 SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN CLUB CREW RESTORES 25 MILE BACKPACKING LOOP IN WILD ROGUE WILDERNESS 08 October 2015 | Galice, OR — A newly opened 25-mile backpacking route that explores the Wild Rogue Wilderness was recently restored by the Siskiyou...

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