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LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!

Here we are at the close of another year in Southern Oregon. The rain and snow have moved in for the season and here in Southern Oregon we are prepared for it!!! We have snowshoes for rent and clothing to get you outside!!!
Crater lake is the crown jewel of Southern Oregon. Many of us make the journey up in the summer to experience the beauty of the amazing lake from the rim or trails along with folks all over the world! This time of year is one of the best times to experience this natural wonder as it once was without tour buses and large crowds. The rim road is covered in many feet of snow and becomes a trail to hike with amazing views of wizard island along the way. Or you can start below the the rim on the Sun Notch trail and hike in around 3 mi and be rewarded with an awesome view of phantom ship!!!
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BUCK PRAIRIE WINTER TRAIL SYSTEM

SNOWSHOEING WITH AWESOME PRAIRIE VIEWS!!!
45 Minutes away and just a quick trip up to the Mountain Lakes Loop around Howard Prairie and Hyatt lake is one of the best systems of trails for hiking and skiing!!!
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Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway

55 Mile Scenic Bike Ride in Southern Oregon
The Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway incorporates 5,000 feet of steep and winding climbing through oak savannah into fir forests, showcasing the ecologically diverse ecosystem of the region. The 55-mile Bikeway starts in Ashland This route climbs oak-dotted mountainsides, offering spectacular views of the Bear Creek Valley below and of Pilot Rocktall pines and Douglas firs providing welcome shade on the way to the 4,551-foot Greensprings Summit. Just when you think the climbing is over, there is one final 3-mile climb through the wildflower-covered alpine meadows of Lily Glen and Buck Prairie before a thrilling, winding 13-mile descent back to Ashland. This is a beautiful route and well worth the uphill climb. I highly recommend making a pit stop at the Greenspring Inn along the way. Be forewarned though. There are a lot of logging trucks that use these roads and narrow shoulders/tight turns on Highway 66 make it hard to see cyclists. Posted by Bri F. on November 9th, 2015 Your Name Your Email Your Comment Share this Road Route FacebookThe Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway incorporates 5,000 feet of steep and winding climbing through oak savannah into fir forests, showcasing the ecologically diverse ecosystem of the region. The 55-mile Bikeway starts in Ashland, a town famous for theater and fantastic dining that’s also a great base camp for many outdoor recreation opportunities. This region is so ecologically significant that 62,000 acres of it is designated as the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This route climbs oak-dotted mountainsides, offering spectacular views of the Bear Creek Valley below and of Pilot Rock, a 25 million-year-old volcanic plug, standing sentinel over the valley. In spring, wildflowers cover this savannah ecosystem as red-tailed hawks soar overhead. Above the oak savannah, the Bikeway enters the Cascades ecosystem, with tall pines and Douglas firs providing welcome shade on the way to the 4,551-foot Greensprings Summit. Riders can opt for a 5-mile out-and-back to historic Tub Springs State Wayside, where they can fill water bottles from a cold, pure mountain spring, just as emigrants traveling the Applegate Trail did in the 1800s. Near Hyatt Reservoir you’ll see views of 9,000-foot Mount McLoughlin, with glimpses of osprey and bald eagles nesting. Just when you think the climbing is over, there is one final 3-mile climb through the wildflower-covered alpine meadows of Lily Glen and Buck Prairie before a thrilling, winding 13-mile descent back to Ashland. Bike campers can plan a two-day adventure by staying at one of several campgrounds near Hyatt Reservoir or Howard Prairie Lake. Short variation: A popular locals’ variation is to ride the 3,000 feet up to Greensprings Inn for brunch and return to the town the same way, a 35-mile ride.

SUMMER PICTURES

Check out these gorgeous shots our friends submitted.