SMC

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2016 deadline extended for Siskiyou Mountain Club trail crew applications for the Siskiyou Hiker 7 April 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — Work with the Siskiyou Mountain Club restoring trails in the wildest, most unsuspecting and most remote Federal Wilderness Areas in the lower 48. Interns are paid a $40 per-diem for their work on the trail. Interns also receive $40 per day in tuition reimbursement after completing an academic program....

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Siskiyou Mountain Club volunteers busy through 2016′s first quarter: 568 Hours for the Siskiyou Hiker 30 March 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — Twenty Siskiyou Mountain Club volunteers have put in over 568 hours cumulatively in 2016. And we’re just breaking through the year’s first quarter. Volunteers have been busy on several trails. They are slowly creeping through the Butte-Fork Applegate Trail, Red Buttes Wilderness....

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Memorial Day: 26 miles, 1000 logs


Posted By on Mar 26, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend: Work your way 26 miles through the Kalmiopsis May 26 – 31 for the Siskiyou Hiker 28 March 2016 | SELMA, Ore. — Spend an extended Memorial Day Weekend backpacking and working through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. Get dropped off at Babyfoot Lake and backpack 26 miles down the trail to Vulcan Lake, brushing, crosscutting, and re-treading the trail along the way. Email gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org or...

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Posted By on Mar 15, 2016

CONTACT: Gabriel Howe, Executive Director e: gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org p: 541-708-2056 130 A Street # 2B Ashland OR 97520 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 MARCH 2016 OREGON COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL APRIL 1 TO APPLY FOR 2016 TRAIL CREW IN THE SISKIYOUS 15 March 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon college students have until April 1 to apply for the Siskiyou Mountain Club’s 2016 trail crew. Students can go to...

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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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