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STORE EXPANSION

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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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KAYAKING THE WOOD RIVER

WOOD RIVER PADDLINGl
So many of our rivers are excellent for whitewater paddling destination where folks come from all corners of the world to Raft or paddle. For those of us who love paddling stable comfortable kayaks that don't roll, the Rogue River can be scary and dangerous. The Wood River is a Beautiful out of this world place to kayak. The source of the Wood river is Kimball State Park and its spring water from Crater Lake! If you use a shuttle you park in a day use are just north of Fort Klamath with one car. Drive your other car 2.5 miles up to Kimball Springs with your kayaks. Put in at the campground but checkout the spring and walking bridge just before your get into the park. You will launch your kayak into the prettiest blue spring fed lagoon you can imagine!!! The Wood Snakes its way (literally) for 6 miles down to that day use area. Its very shallow so the challenge is to keep the kayak from hanging up in the shallow corners and to thread your way under several low bridges...Remember to Duck!!! Speaking of ducks this time of year there should be all kinds of waterfowl around.
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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.