upDates you should know about

upDates you should know about

SMC Director Gabe Howe points at Pearsoll Peak

From Gabe Howe, SMC Director

28 February 2013 | Ashland, OR — There are some (up)dates every SMC follower should know about.

Friday, March 1 — First Friday Artwalk at Indigo Creek Outfitters. Checkout some cool pictures of the Siskiyous and meet the Club. Doors open at 530pm, 130 ‘A’ Street, #2B in Ashland.

Saturday, April 6 — Join the Club for a day working on the Collings Mtn Trail No 943 near Applegate Lake. Email howegabe(a)gmail.com if you’re interested.

Saturday, May 4 — Everyone is invited to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Southern Oregon University’s Meese Art Gallery and Auditorium. Details to follow soon.

May 17 – 19 — Our crew leaders are training up at the High Cascade Forest Volunteer’s training weekend in Westfir, OR.

May 25 – 27 — We’ve got a crew who will work from Babyfoot Lake Trailhead to clear anterior sections of the Trans-Kalmiopsis Route. There’s still space, so sign-up here.

June 7 – 8 — We’re logging out 20-miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with the Pacific Crest Trail Association. We’ll car camp from Bean Cabin. Email howegabe(a)gmail.com for details.

We kicked off our 1st presentation of Campfire Confessions, real stories from the Siskiyou backcountry. The next is March 18. 

I’ve been working with a couple of Southern Oregon University interns on a secret project in the Illinois Valley. They’re restoring a historic trail that we’ll unveil when finished.

We’ve received good response from graduating high school seniors for our scholarship program. There is enough money in the fund for 4.5 scholarships. We’d like to provide 5-8 students this outstanding opportunity to continue their education while developing valuable skills.

Our full calendar is not out yet — some dates are stewing on my office wall until we hear back on a couple of critical grants. We’ll have a lot more trips coming out in the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area.

Questions about this year? Contact the Club.

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