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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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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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