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The spirit of Shorty Noble

Posted By on Mar 18, 2017

Volunteers summon the Shorty Noble Way Trail 1185, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Illinois River for the Siskiyou Hiker 18 MARCH 2017 | KALMIOPSIS WILDERNESS, ORE. — A crew of six SMC volunteers recently put in some major work on the Shorty Noble Way Trail 1185, Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Get there The trail is an approximately one mile spur that connects with the Illinois River National Recreation Trail about four miles west of Briggs...

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Siskileak #1

Posted By on Mar 4, 2017

Siskileaks reveal 2017 plans, funding needs for the Siskiyou Hiker Anonymous source reveals 2017 plans, needs 4 MARCH 2017 | MEDFORD, ORE. — Sources from deep in the Siskiyou Mountain Club administration have come forward with classified information regarding the nonprofit’s 2017 season. They spoke freely on the condition of anonymity.  Season rides on generous sponsors, large gifts The Siskiyou Hiker confirmed and...

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Posted By on Feb 24, 2017

A wilder Rogue come winter for the Siskiyou Hiker by Gabriel Howe 23 FEBRUARY 2017 | AGNESS, ORE. — In September of 1990 my dad pulled me out of third grade for a week to raft the Wild & Scenic Rogue River for my first time. I’ve been back almost every year since to float, hike, explore. My wife, Jillian Stokes, and I inner tubing through Coffee Pot Rapid I’ve hiked up and down nameless ridges, crawled into old...

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Hiring 2017 Interns

Posted By on Feb 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02 FEBRUARY 2017 Contact: Gabriel Howe 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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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 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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