Trail Updates - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

In the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, volunteer groups are working with the forest service to improve trails. TRAIL CLEARING VOLUNTEER GROUPS: Ashland Woodlands & Trail Association: Building a comprehensive system of trails and open space encircling Ashland. http://www.ashlandtrails.org/ Siskiyou Mountain Club: To promote, enhance and maintain primitive outdoor destinations in the Siskiyou backcountry.
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Fire Closes Trails in the Red Buttes Wilderness

The Fort Complex Fire, made up of three fires burning in and around the Red Buttes Wilderness Area, in Northern California and Southern Oregon, is affecting trails and road access in the area. The fires (Hello, Goff, & Lick) began August 5th when a lightening storm came through. Chainsaws and helicopters are being used to fight the Halo fire within the Red Buttes Wilderness Area under an exemption.
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Conifer Country the Ultimate Tree-side Reader

Conifer Country: A natural history and hiking guide to 35 conifers of the Klamath Mountain Region by Michael Kauffmann www.conifercountry.com This newly released book provides tree lovers with an ultimate hiking guide to see 35 different species of conifers in this one region! From the common juniper to the foxtail pine, brewer spruce to ghost pine. There are so many places and trees to explore, so
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Babyfoot Lake, Babyfoot Lake Rim, and Kalmiopsis Rim trails recieve trails work

The Siskiyou Mountain Club, thanks to a partnership with the Wild Rivers Ranger District (Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, OR), have recently cleared logs and debris from the Babyfoot Rim Trail, Babyfoot Lake Trail, and Kalmiopsis Rim Trail: Onion Camp to Chetco Pass. There are still logs that a hiker can easily step over along these trails but the worst of the obstacles were removed. Plans are
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Dutchy Creek Trail to Silver Creek – Rogue River-Siskiyou NF

Total Distance: 7.57 miles.

The trail begins at around 2,120 ft elev. north of the Sam Brown Horse Camp in the recreational area of Brigg’s Valley, goes up and over Crome Ridge at 4,320 ft elev. before dropping down into the Silver Creek drainage at around 2300 feet. The tallest Sugar Pine tree in the world was recently discovered in the vicinity
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MIDDLE FORK TRAIL NEEDS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Bordering the Red Buttes Wilderness is the Middle Fork National Recreation Trail. This popular trail has recently lost many of its log bridges due to safety issues related to rotting logs. Please consider writing the Forest Service a letter - you can you this letter as a base if you like. Thanks! Pacific Northwest Region Forest Service P.O. Box 3623 Portland, OR 97208-3623 Jennifer Eberlien, Acting
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