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Welcome to fall in Southern Oregon!!! Also considered to be the best time to get outdoors!!!

Now is the time to get outdoors. Less crowds to deal with, little or no mosquitoes, and cooler evenings with spectacular sunsets are just some of the reasons to get outside right now!!!
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Southern Oregon Happy Trails-meetup

Sterling Ditch Mine Trail
Hike the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from the Armstrong Gulch Trailhead, OUT about 2 hours to a “viewpoint” of our choice for a water/snack break of 15-20 minutes, and BACK. We will hike up to 10 miles round trip on this EASY, wide, flat, ditch trail that has a ½ mile hill to get us started. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’ll rate this hike a 3, for the starting hill and for the distance we will be hiking. Bring WATER and snacks. Be prepared for dry & sunny. Hint: WATER, sunblock (non-perfumed, please, if you use the gooey stuff.) How about a sun hat? Long-sleeve white shirt? Did I mention WATER?! Poison Oak is common along this trail. It's getting in to wasp/yellow jacket season. Bring your meat tenderizer or your epipen if you have one. NO dogs, please. Car Pool at J’Ville library before 7:15 a.m. DEPART 7:16 a.m. Due to HOT weather forecast for later in the day, we will depart early and return mid-day. We ought to be on the trail before 8 a.m. – and return to Jacksonville around 12:30 to 1 p.m. Unless, some of us divert our route and head for a swimming hole on the Little Applegate. Anybody know of a free public access to the river near Buncom? We will Car Caravan up HWY 238 to Cady Road (Turn LEFT at the top of the hill), then to Sterling Cr Road (Turn RIGHT) then to Armstrong Gulch Rd (Turn LEFT, easy to miss!) to junction (stay RIGHT) to trailhead (parking on RIGHT). Less than 30 miles roundtrip. Suggested rideshare contribution to your driver: $1 to $1.50.
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Roxy Anne getting much needed expansion!!!

Mountain Bikers, Hikers, and Outdoor Enthusiasts Rejoice!!!
This summer work will begin adding 10mi of new trails to Prescott Park. $275,000 dollars so far has been set aside for improvements and additions to the park. Almost daily we have folks who come in and talk about using the park in some way. It is one of the easiest to access parks for many folks in Medford looking for exercise and training for future hikes and adventures in the back country. It will be fun to check out new trails much closer to home.
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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.