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May 10th, 2014 at SOU's Schneider Museum of Art

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May 10: Members Drink For Free


Posted By on Apr 17, 2014

May 10, 2014 Siskiyou Mountain Club Season Kickoff Event Join us on May 10 at Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Art Museum (1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR) for an evening of fun, food and microbrew from Opposition Brewing Company. Current Siskiyou Mountain Club members get their first pint free. Renew or purchase your membership and drink for free, or buy glasses $4 each. Bid on great auction items, including high-end axes...

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North Kalmiopsis Roadless Area Outing


Posted By on Apr 17, 2014

This Place is So Special That we won’t tell you where it is 17 April 2014 | Selma, OR –Recently members of the Club’s Sand County Scholars Circle were invited for an outing into a rarely seen area adjacent the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. This is what they found: Uninterrupted views went on forever. We came across a plethora of conifers that dodged the 2002 Biscuit Fire: Doug fir, ponderosa pine, western white pine,...

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Red Buttes Trip Report


Posted By on Apr 8, 2014

8 April 2014 | Applegate, OR — In the last year Siskiyou Mountain Club volunteers have spent six work days in the Red Buttes Wilderness Area removing downed trees from a trail network spanning from Shoo-fly Trail to Fir Glade via Cedar Basin and Azalea Lake. Last Saturday we started from the Shoo-Fly Trailhead, descending steeply down a forested slope, and immediately encounter a tree that had blown down since February, the last...

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Join Us April 5 For A Journey Into The Red Buttes Wilderness Tomorrow hike about 3-miles along the Butte-Fork Applegate River, under gargantuan sugar pine, fir, to a historic tool shed. Then we’re going to start clearing downed trees and clip brush from the river’s namesake trail. Don’t miss this chance to give back outside and watch the Red Buttes Wilderness Area burst into spring. Carpools leave Ashland at 8 a.m....

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For 2014 Summer Trail Work 31 March 2014 Ashland, OR — The SMC is hiring for a summer work and education program for college students from Jackson, Josephine and Curry Counties. Hired youth will participate in trail building and maintenance projects all over southwest Oregon, including projects in the Soda Mountain and Kalmiopsis wilderness areas. Participants also read daily from America’s great outdoor authors, write...

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2014 In-Kind Wish List


Posted By on Mar 28, 2014

Make An In-Kind Contribution This Year We have the need for in-kind gifts. If you have unused storage space, tools, or outdoor gear in good condition, you can join the Club with a charitable in-kind donation. Storage Space: Our tool and gear cache has grown a lot in the last few years. We are looking for about 50 square feet of safe, secure storage space. Tools: Do you have vintage crosscut saws without many broken teeth, single-bit...

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Preview of Spring 2014 SMC Newsletter


Posted By on Mar 27, 2014

Change The Kalmiopsis Narrative By Zach Urness Everyone who hikes the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on a regular basis has at least one painful story. For me, it began at Mislatnah Peak Trailhead two years ago, on a day set aside for reaching the Big Craggies Botanical Area, a highly remote place I’d only seen on the map. From the trailhead I hiked down to the Chetco River, crossed over and found a well-maintained sign pointing up Mislatnah...

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23 March 2014 | New York City, New York — We featured Sarah Goodchild-Robb back in a 2012 volunteer profile. Sarah joined the SMC for 2010 and 2011 work parties, deep in the Kalmiopsis, as the Club was first forming. She used the Kalmiopsis’ transitioning landscape for inspiration in her art. She was busy then moving to New York to start graduate work at New York City College. Since then she’s been even busier: We...

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Spend your spring break doing something excellent. Join the Club March 24-26 for a volunteer backpack in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. On Monday the 24th we’ll carpool up to the Babyfoot Lake Trailhead and hike in 4-6 miles, depending on water conditions. We’ll set up camp that day and spend a few hours getting acquainted with the tools and working. Then Tuesday we’ll work all day on heavy brushing projects and...

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We’re currently accepting applications for our 2014 Youth Trail Crew. Applicants should be 18-25 years old from Jackson, Josephine or Curry County, have a love for the outdoors, and be eager to work. The crew hikes into different project sites in Southwest Oregon’s remote federal wilderness areas, where they camp-out and work for up to 12-days at a time. Projects include road rehabilitation and trail building in the Soda...

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