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The sunrise wakes you up with piercing rays and an orange sky, the refreshing air kissing your face. You sit up and arch your tired back, your spine popping. Before you is the Pacific Crest Trail, waiting for your sore feet to traverse it. Alex Detweiler woke up every morning

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, (s)he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in,” Rachel Carson reminds us to continue the tradition of fostering a

A couple acres of land can either be daunting or exciting. Foraging the land, planting new crops, building a barn––the possibilities are endless. Saturday, April 22, Living on Your Land–Tree School Rogue will educate and answer all the questions about what one can do with his land. From “Revegetation with

The term “softball” may have some unfortunate connotations to your average layman, as the sport is anything but fluffy and delicate. Southern Oregon University’s current roster is proving this supposition to be correct with their vigor and stamina, propelling them to second place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC). Head

“There’s a difference between fear—that unpleasant emotion associated with the belief that someone or something is a threat—and being scared,” Susan Conrad writes in her book Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage. Conrad is having a number of book signings in the Rogue Valley in promotion of her

The Pear Blossom Run was founded in 1977 by Jerry and Zellah Swartsley, a duo as formidable as well they are generous. The event was an extension to the Pear Blossom Parade, which predates the run by about twenty years. This year’s run will take place on Saturday, April 8,

The Siskiyou Mountains, the northern portion of the greater Klamath Mountain Range, is a great complexity of geologic landscape, and look deeper, a geologic wonderland of local rock types and landforms. Millions of years of the ocean’s tectonic plate slamming into the continental plate has created a mashed-up, complicated, and

The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. The Marathon Monks of Japan. The message carriers of the Incan Empire and those of the Iroquois Confederacy. These were some of the original ultrarunners, athletes who ran beyond limit and reason. Here in the Rogue Valley, the tradition continues. Most ultra-races have a minimum

As the snow begins to melt, our creeks and rivers start to swell. Take a little time to enjoy these nearby waterfalls during the first phase of springtime. Dead Indian Soda Springs: This remote swimming hole offers a perfect water slide in the Rogue National Forest. This beautiful spot earned

The Rogue Valley may feel it’s getting drenched with rain this year, but that isn’t any reason to huddle indoors like hibernating bears. The region has plenty of rainy-day diversions for anyone with a good water-resistant jacket and a thermos of hot coffee. Rogue River Greenway: This forested, four-mile paved