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  • Get Out: July 20, 2012

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  • KS Wild
    Saturday, July 21: Strenuous, guided hike in the Marble Mountain Wilderness to Paradise Lake. Led by George Sexton, the hike will include high-elevation wildflowers, meadows and lakes. Group will leave Evo's Coffee, 376 E. Main St., in Ashland at 9:30 a.m. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and gumption. For details, see kswild.org or email lisa@kswild.org.
    Native Plant Society
    Saturday, August 4: Hike to Observation Gap and Cow Creek Hollow (about one mile along the Pacific Crest Trail south of the road to Dutchman Peak fire lookout). From swaths of Epilobium siskiyouense along the PCT to the unusual blooms of Saxifraga odontoloma in wet meadows, floral riches of all sorts abound in this area where cowbells usually provide a musical accompaniment. Parking is very tight, so try to avoid bringing large vehicles. Meet 8:30 a.m. behind the Oil Stop on Ashland Street, just west of the BiMart/Shop'N Kart parking lot in Ashland, or 9:15 a.m. in the library parking lot in Jacksonville. Leader is Alex Maksymowicz, 541-482-1964.
    Applegate Trails Association
    Sunday, Aug. 19: Group will start at 9 a.m. by hiking a private trail system in the headwaters of Slagle Creek. From there the trail connects to BLM's Felton Trail, which connects to the Enchanted Forest Trail. Schmidt Family Vineyard is prepared to serve food and wine for the group after the hike. Rated moderate. Group will meet at the Applegate Store, 15095 Highway 238, Applegate. See www.applegatetrails.org.
    Rogue Group Sierra Club backpacking trips
    Friday-Sunday, July 27-29: Hike to 9,025-foot Mount Eddy. Friday hike is 1.7 miles to Deadfall Lakes, where group will set up camp and have an option of enjoying the five lakes and surrounding area or take a 6.5-mile, roundtrip hike on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The second day, group will take a five-mile, roundtrip hike to the top of Mount Eddy. On the third day, group will hike three miles out on the PCT. Group is limited to 20 people. To reserve a spot or for more information, email Al Collinet at dewbobal@frontier.com.
    Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19: Buck Lake and Devil's Punchbowl in the Siskiyou Wilderness. Group will take a 1.8-mile hike to set up a base camp at Buck Lake on Friday evening. The next day is a 9 mile roundtrip hike with a 1,650-foot elevation gain. Devil's Punchbowl is a glacier-cut cirque with walls 1,500-feet high. Group is limited to eight people due to campsite availability at Buck Lake. To reserve a spot or for more information, email Noah Volz at noah@rhythmofhealing.com.
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