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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 a the rugged, steep trail to Box Canyon to resupply a trail crew working...

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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: 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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Whetstone Butte: October 11

Posted By on Oct 3, 2015

Feature volunteer trip: Whetstone Butte Serpentine, savanna, and big brush for the Siskiyou Hiker 3 October 2015 | Selma, OR — Join us October 11 for a day of brushing in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness near Whetstone Butte. From Onion Camp we’ll hike north on the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail 1124. The hike starts through a grassy savanna peppered with Jeffrey pine, and wraps around a serpentine to the saddle of Whetstone Butte, a...

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Trip Report: Wild Rogue

Posted By on Sep 22, 2015

After 24 summers on the Wild Rogue: Loop trail offers fresh eyes trip report by Gabe Howe Download .kml file for the route Get the Powers and Gold Beach District Map Sign up for an SMC hike Check out the interactive map 17 September 2015 | Tucker Flat: Wild Rogue Wilderness — We arrive at Tucker Flat Campground (42.721795,-123.877587) at 12:30pm. Joining was my office intern, Emily, and it’s her first time backpacking;...

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Babyfoot to Vulcan Lake: You can’t just walk away trip report by Gabe Howe 10 September 2015 | Brookings, OR — Party of five reached Babyfoot Lake by 9am on Monday, September 7th. From there we descended just over one mile to Babyfoot Lake and continued onto the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail 1124, where we headed south. Rim trail was logged and brushed recently, in good shape to just south of junction with Babyfoot Lake Rim Trail...

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Want wild? Go to the wilderness

Posted By on Sep 6, 2015

Want something wild? Find it in the wilderness 6 September 2015 | Ashland, OR — Find wild this fall, in the wilderness, hiking and working. Hikes September 17 – 20 Hike from the famous lower Rogue River into the 35,000 acre encompassing it. The hike start from Marial, OR with a long ascent up the Mule Creek Trail. Then ride along Panther Ridge where there are contiguous stands of ancient old growth, and drop down Clay...

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September backpacks bring out the best

Posted By on Aug 31, 2015

The Lilla and John Leach Memorial Loop A truly wild experience 22 August 2015 | Ashland, OR — Join the Siskiyou Mountain Club for a monumental backpack this September 24 – 29 on the Lilla and John Leach Memorial Loop. We’ll start from the Babyfoot Lake Trailhead with a long hike into the Chetco River, where we’ll lay over for one night. From there we’ll ascend to Vulcan Lake and then ride the rocky,...

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