Get Out: Friday, Oct. 14

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Bear Creek salmon walk at Lynn Newbry Park

Saturday, Oct. 15: KS Wild will lead an easy walk along Bear Creek to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walks start at 10 a.m. and are led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Whetstone Butte full-moon hike

Saturday, Oct. 15: Hike under the full October moon to the top of this peridotite outcrop that looms over the eastern edge of Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The hike, led by the Siskiyou Mountain Club, is moderate with some steep pitches. Will cancel for heavy rain. A van will leave Ashland at 4 p.m., with rendezvous options in Medford, Grants Pass and Selma. Organizers expect to be back to the trailhead by 10:30 p.m. Email gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org for details and to sign up.

 

Kids and Creeks Education Fair

Saturday, Oct. 15: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., discover the world of Bear Creek with hands-on exploration and activities including salmon viewing and a giant salmon tent. Free all ages. Located at Bear Creek Park in Medford. For more information, email info@rogueriverwc.org or call 541-423-1370.

 

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Oct. 15: 10K walk in Ashland has a 5K option. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the former Safeway store on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Sherman Street. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.

 

SOLC October birding hike

Sunday, Oct. 16: Biologist Dennis Vroman will lead a free birding hike on the proposed Rogue River Preserve outside of Eagle Point. Habitats include oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and an extensive floodplain forest with large black cottonwoods and black oaks. Birds may include Lewis’s woodpecker, western bluebird, oak titmouse, pygmy owl and bald eagle, as well as fall migrants. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy has an option to buy this valley-floor property for conservation. The hike will start at 8 a.m. To register, see www.landconserve.org. Directions will be emailed upon registration. For details, call 541-482-3069 or email info@landconserve.org.

 

Bear Creek salmon walk at Coyote Trails Nature Center

Sunday, Oct. 16: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along Bear Creek to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walk starts at Coyote Trails Nature Center, in US Cellular Park, at 2931 S. Pacific Highway, and will be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Bear Creek salmon walk at Bear Creek Park

Tuesday, Oct. 18: KS Wild will lead an easy walk along Bear Creek from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to observe and learn about the return of salmon to the Rogue Valley. The walk starts at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, and will be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. Meet at the playground in Bear Creek Park. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Audubon Society birding

Saturday, Oct. 22: Russ Namitz will lead a birding trip to the Lost Creek Lake area. Target species include migrant songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. Meet at 7 a.m. in the east portion of the Dollar Tree parking lot in White City (Highway 62 and Highway 140 intersection). Plan to return around 2 p.m. To sign up, email Russ at namitzr@hotmail.com. For more information, see roguevalleyaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

 

Illinois River salmon walks

Sundays, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along the Illinois River to view returning salmon. The walks will start at Illinois River Forks State Park in Cave Junction and be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email jeanine@kswild.org, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events

 

Pilot Rock work trip

Sunday, Nov. 6: The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for people who want to help make improvements to the Pilot Rock Trail. Group will leave Ashland at 9 a.m. and be back by 5 p.m. for this moderately difficult work trip. Email gabe@siskiyoumountainclub.org or call 541-708-2056 for details and to sign up.

 

Siskiyou Velo Club

Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.

Every Saturday: Siskiyou Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Call Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.

Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.

Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.

Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.

Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call John Bullock at 541-488-7962.

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