SMC

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Hiring 2017 Interns


Posted By on Feb 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02 FEBRUARY 2017 Contact: Gabriel Howe gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org 541-708-2056 130 A Street #2B, Ashland, OR 97520 SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN CLUB HIRING INTERNS TO WORK 2017 SEASON: “THE CHALLENGES ARE EVERYWHERE.” 02 FEBRUARY 2017 | Jackson County, Ore. — Siskiyou Mountain Club is hiring interns to work June 23 – August 30, 2017. Interns work on trails disappearing from the region’s...

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Become a Trail Hero in 2017


Posted By on Jan 2, 2017

Become a trail hero: Siskiyou Mountain Club trail skills series 2 JANUARY 2017 | SELMA, ORE. — The new year is here and the region’s backcountry trails need you now more than ever. Attend one or all of this workshop series to acquire the skills you need to do general maintenance or bring an old trail back to life. Everyone and all skill levels can become a backcountry trail hero with these hands on opportunities to learn...

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SMC In the news


Posted By on Dec 23, 2016

Bringing Southwest Oregon’s backwoods to national news For the Siskiyou Hiker 22 DECEMBER 2016 | ASHLAND, ORE. — Since 2010, we’ve been quietly working in Southwest Oregon’s great Federal Wilderness Areas, resuscitating major trail networks that had faded into historic maintenance backlogs. Our work has brought a steady stream of positive news to our region’s backwoods. November 28, 2016: High Country...

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Lucy


Posted By on Dec 22, 2016

Reflections: 2016 a big year for first time backpackers by Gabriel Howe, Executive Director for the Siskiyou Hiker 19 DECEMBER 2016 | OAK FLAT, JOSEPHINE COUNTY — Our region’s landscapes are what invigorate me. They set the stage of adventures that push my limits into unknown terrain, leaving scrapes on the legs, bruises all over, and those memories I cherish most. The people are what inspire me, and I have a lot to...

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Working women take on Wild Rogue Loop Seth Swan, Linda St. James, Carole Eidsvoog, Anne Tracy, Tami Kelly by Gabriel Howe for the Siskiyou Hiker 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MARIAL, Ore. — Carole Eidsvoog works full time in Harry and David’s photo studio. She’s 64 and also takes intensive care of her husband, who is legally blind. Until last weekend, she hadn’t been out of the house since April. “October,...

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Press Release


Posted By on Sep 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05 SEPTEMBER 2016 Contact: Gabriel Howe gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org 541-708-2056 130 A Street #2B, Ashland, OR 97520 SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN CLUB CREWS RESTORE AND MAINTAIN 129 MILES OF TRAILS, ON COURSE TO TURN SOUTHWEST OREGON INTO “NATIONAL HIKING AND BACKPACKING DESTINATION” 05 SEPTEMBER 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — Siskiyou Mountain Club volunteers, interns and staff have restored 63.87 miles and...

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Kalmiopsis by Luke Brandy


Posted By on Jun 15, 2016

Kalmiopsis, you say? by Luke Brandy Why she just shudders in her heaved-out slough tread of willingness, her old sketch trace wrinkle trails had healed up into round soft scars so we kiss her tender spots with crew-strength boots, tearing stunted withered shrubs, scraping smooth our raw passage into her, churning bleached peridotite, shattered silt plates, and drench peat fern glades, we pretty her up, you see, the metallic ping and...

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June Press Release


Posted By on Jun 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06 JUNE 2016 Contact: Gabriel Howe gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org 541-708-2056 130 A Street #2B, Ashland, OR 97520 SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN CLUB 2016 COLLEGE CREW TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW TRAIL PROJECTS 06 June 2016 | ASHLAND, Ore. — Siskiyou Mountain Club’s 2016 trail crew will initiate new trail projects in the Red Buttes, Sky Lakes and Siskiyou wilderness areas this summer. The projects are all long-term and...

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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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