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  1. 1. Contents Page Welcome to: K's Days© Today is: November 15, 2011 Contents About Me – My Work Favorite Links Contact Information Meet my family & crew Biographical Information Personal Interests About me I am a proud Oregon native. Born in 1973 and raised in Merlin. My free time was spent from a early age learning about all that there is to do around here, and where to do them. Winters are slow and uneventful. I try to hibernate until cabin fever gets the best of me. Then I am encouraged by my husband to get out and go for a drive to take in the winter sites, otherwise I'd probably miss out on it all. I have two great jobs. My first responsibility is raising my son Mykal who is 20 and disabled. I am his caregiver and life skills trainer. In 2008 I began working at Purr-fect Pet, a full service pet store in Grants Pass. Each day for me is filled with learning something new. When I'm not working I spend most of my time with my husband of 10 years. He plays men's softball and it keeps us on the go, out having fun in the sun.
  2. 2. Purr-fect Pet Your full service, locally owned, pet, grooming, & supply store for 20 years. Located @: 1688 N.E. Lynda Ln. Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 Puppies, Kittens, Ferrets, Bunnies, Birds, Reptiles, Fresh & Saltwater Fish, & Small Animals. New & used cages @ incredible savings. (Monthly shot clinic) First Saturday of every month form 2-5 pm. Office Hours Mon. – Sat. 10:00 am. To 6:00 pm. & Sundays 12 – 4:00 pm. Store Phone # 541-479-8682
  3. 3. Purr-fect Pet Grooming Meet the areas best full service pet Grooming crew, available weekdays walk-ins always welcome 7:00 am -? For Appointments call: (541) 479-5572
  4. 4. Many interesting events are happening all year long in my life, and with any luck I will get share them all with you. I hope the time you spend here will be as fun, easy and relaxing as one of K's days. I have a very great life. And invite you to share your comments. http://www.ksdays@hotmail.com Back to top
  5. 5. My very favorite Internet site ever is Ebay classifieds http://www.kijiji.com. I probably give the site information to at least 5 customers a week, which has never heard of it. It is easy for any one to use and it’s FREE. Listed below are a few of my other favorite sites on the World Wide Web. http://www.visitgrantspass.org/ http://www.thedailycourier.com/ http://www.guidetoadventure.net/ http://www.mailtribune.com/../section http://www.visitmedford.org/ http://www.tricityweekly.com/ http://www.ashlandchamber.com/ http://www.topix.com/city/grants-pass-or http://www.roseburgareachamber.org/ http://www.dexknows.com/ Indian Creek Auto Dismantlers 1098 S.E. M Street Grants Pass, OR. e-mail: indcrk1970@netscape.net 541-479-7203 800-289-7325 Purr-Fect Pet Quality Pets and Supplies 1688 N.E. Lynda Ln. Grants Pass, OR. Bob & Tina Ewart 541-479-8682
  6. 6. Fax 541-476-4758 Fax: 541-474-2817 I C Auto Sales Quality Used Cars No Credit! No Problem! 35 West 8Th Street Medford OR. 541-973-2385 Purr-fect Pet Grooming Walkins Welcome For all your pet grooming needs Open Weekdays 7:00am to ? By appointment 541-476-2755 Locally owned and operated D.A. Tambellini & Sons Construction 541-659-6422 189 Queens Branch Rd. Rogue River, OR. Dan – Jerry – Joe License #163168 I Know A Guy Need a job done? Are you looking for a professional? 541-659-6422 Full serice referral for all your general maintenance needs. Licensed & Bonded Pub’s and Club’s Gaming Dignity Oregon J.D.’s Sports Pub Seven Feathers Casino If you would like to see you site listed below, please take a moment to Email me your site address and I'll try to include you or your local business!! My Favorite Links: The Microsoft Network
  7. 7. Yahoo! http://www.kijiji.com http://www.awildbird.com Section 2 Lodging[K1] – La Quinta Inn & Suites, 243 NE Morgan Lane Grants Pass, OR. 97526 (541) 472- 1808 Holiday Inn Express, 105 NE Agness Ave. Grants Pass, OR. 97526 (541) 471-6144 Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge, 8500 Galice Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541) 476-3825 Doubletree Ranch, 6000 Abegg Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541 476-0120 Wild River Inn, 110 NE Morgan Lane Grants Pass, OR. 97526 (541) 479- 5381 Rogue River Inn, 6285 Rogue River Hwy Rogue River, OR. 97537 (541) 582-1120 Union Creek Resort, (1-866) 560-3565 Camping – Schroeder Park, Camping with over 50 sites available 2 yurts & 29 R.V. full-hookups, 2 ADA campsites plus showers, toilets, picnic grounds, and a boat ramp. At the Highway 199-99 junction, go west seven-tenths of a mile. Turn right on Redwood Ave. and go 1.5 miles to willow lane and go straight to Schroeder lane. Park is located on the right. Whitehorse Park, With over 40 campsites available 1 yurt, including 8 with complete R.V. full-hookups, Showers,
  8. 8. restroom, a boat ramp, picnic shelter, playground and bird sanctuary. Take G Street west from Grants Pass for one half mile. Then follow Upper River Road another 6.1 miles to the park. Griffin Park, 19 campsites available and 1 yurt, including new restrooms with showers, a dumping station for registered campers, 2 boat ramps, gravel bar, a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter with amenities and a small beach area. From the Highway 199-99 junction head west on U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) for 6.7 miles. Turn right on Riverbanks Road and follow for 6.2 miles to Griffin Road. Turn right and continue one-half mile to the park. Indian Mary Park, This popular facility has 92 campsites including 44 R.V. full-hookups, 13 partial hookups, 2 yurts, showers, picnic area, picnic shelter with amenities, playground, fishing access, hiking trails, basketball half-court, volleyball, 9 holes of disc golf and a new boat ramp. The park is 7.6 miles west of Merlin on Merlin-Galice Road. Almeda Park, 34 tent sites, 2 group camps and 1 yurt, a boat ramp, picnic sites and toilets. 15.7 miles west of Merlin on Merlin-Galice Road. Lake Selmac Park, This large park offers 95 campsites nearly half provide R.V. full-hookup, one group site, 6 horse camp sites, disc golf course, ball field, horseshoe pits, 3 ADA docks, a dump station and 5 yurts. From Selma, go six-tenths of a mile south on hwy 199, turn left on Lakeshore Drive Road and continue for 2.3 miles to the lake. Ennis Riffle, This natural park offers primitive camping, river access for boating and fishing, and a vault toilet. Go 10.1 miles west of Merlin on Merlin-Galice Road. Wolf Creek Park, 32 campsites including 19 partial hookups, and 2 group sites on a seasonal creek near the historic Wolf Creek Inn, Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, a small playground, disc golf, vault toilets, a baseball field and a dump station. From Grants Pass, go north on I-5 to Wolf Creek the park is located at the end of Main Street. Rafting – Bradbury’s Raft Rentals, 1809 Rogue River Hwy Grants Pass, OR. 97527 (541) 479-1531. Ferron’s Fun Trips, Merlin, OR. (541)474-2201 Galice Resort’s Raft Trip, 11744 Galice Rd. Merlin, OR. (541) 476-3818
  9. 9. Orange Torpedo Trips, 210 Merlin Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541) 479-7474 River Dance Raft Rentals, 105 Merlin Sanitarium Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541) 472-9506 Rogue River Raft Trips Inc., 8500 Galice Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541) 476-3825 Rogue Wilderness, 325 Galice Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 (541) 479-9554 U-Save Gas & Tackle, 935 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR. 97527 (541) 476-9871 River Boat Trips – Rogue River Hellgate Jetboat Excursions - Celebrating over 50 years of service 1959 – 2009. Hiking - Table Rock is located in Sams Valley near Medford & Central Point Oregon. Table Rock was a sanctuary for Takelma Indians. There are two Table Rock mesas, an upper Table Rock and a Lower Table Rock. Upper Table Rock is a bit shorter and slightly easier to hike. Both are open all year and No fee to hike them. To Book a Tour please call 541-618- 2200 The Upper Table Rock provides a wonderful hiking trail to the top of this enormous flat rock. Springtime is the best to catch the best flower and endangered wildflower displays and to avoid the heat. The views are spectacular from the top. Here you can see the most of Sams Valley and Rogue Valley south to Ashland and Mt McLaughlin. Hiking Upper Table Rock is a moderately easy 2.8-mile trip, with a 720-foot gain. At the 1.1-mile point there is a final steep pitch on the trail suddenly, then you reach the table's amazingly flat summit. Although easy for some to hike, we suggest you be in good health to hike it, especially in the summer. The Lower Table Rock trail is longer and rockier, climbing through shadier woods. The path climbs, steeply at times, after 1.6 miles the path suddenly crests at the plateau and becomes an old road. Walk another 200 yards up the road and fork left on a trail that ends at a 200-foot cliff & viewpoint. Lower Table Rock was dedicated as a nature preserve by The Nature Conservancy in 1979. The picture to the left was taken while standing atop Table Rock overlooking the valley towards Phoenix, Medford and Ashland direction with Mt McLaughlin in the distance. To find the Upper Table Rock trailhead from the Interstate 5, take Central Point Exit 33 (north of Medford), drive east on Biddle Road 1 mile, turn left on Table Rock Road for 5.2 miles to a curve, and turn right on Modoc Road for 1.5 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the left, just opposite of an electric substation. To find the Lower Table Rock trailhead from here, return 1.5 miles to Table Rock Road, turn right (away from Medford) to milepost 10, and then turn left on Wheeler Road 0.8 mile. Fishing – Rogue Wilderness Adventures, 325 Galice Rd. Merlin Or. 97532 (541) 479-9554
  10. 10. Horse Rides – http://www.roguerivertrailrides.com/ Morrisons’s Rogue River Lodge, Provided by Sourdough Camp Trail Rides. One & Two hour trail rides in Taylor Creek Canyon. Trip Times: 10am, 12:30pm, 2pm, & 3pm. Limit of 5 guests per trip. Starting at $40 – children & $55 – adults Trail Rides begin at the Lodge, two miles past Indian Mary Park 8300 Galice Rd. Merlin, OR. 97532 Reservations are required Please Call (541) 476-3825 Or (800) 826-1963 Tours – Applegate Valley Tour: Grants Pass Ashland Downtown Historic District: Ashland Beeson-Foss Ranch: 6371 Wagner Creek Rd, Talent Butte Falls Railroad Museum: 626 1st St, Butte Falls
  11. 11. Dutchman’s Peak Lookout: 33 Miles SW of Ashland: Ashland Eagle Point Historical Society & Museum: 301 N Royal Ave.: Eagle Point 541-826-1466 Eight Dollar Mountain: Near Selma,: SW of Grants Pass Grants Pass National Historic District: Grants Pass Hellgate Canyon: Galice Hwy,: Merlin Kerbyville Museum: 24195 Redwood Hwy,: Kerby
  12. 12. 541-592-5252 Medford Downtown Historical District: Between 4th & 9th St. Oakdale & Riverside Ave.: Medford Medford Railroad Park: Medford Rough & Ready Wayside: Hwy 199,: Cave Junction Great Cats World Park http//www.greatcatsworldpark.com Predators in Action – Southern Oregon’s Newest Attraction “2005 Best Commercial Project of the year” Experience The Cats Like Never Before! Up Close and Personal. Lions Snarling, Leopards Bounding, Ocelots Climbing, Stalking Tigers, Fishing Cats Swimming and Many Other Demonstrations Park Hours Mid-March – June (Daily) 11am – 4pm June – September (Daily) 10am – 6pm October (Daily) 11am – 4pm November – February (Weekends Only) 11am – 4pm By Appointment only (Off Season) - Please call (541) 592-2957 Special Features
  13. 13. Great Photo Opportunities, Behind the Scenes Tours, Meet the Keepers, Unique Gift Shop & Café’ Directions: From Grants Pass, take Hwy 199 “Redwood Highway” to Cave Junction (40 Min. from I-5). The Park is one mile south of Cave Junction. 27919 Redwood Highway Cave Junction, OR. 97523 (541) 592-2957 Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center http://www.wildlifeimages.org Wildlife Sanctuary Tours – Experience a tour of world-famous Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center where sick, injured and orphaned wild animals are given a second chance at life. Over 70 animals are permanent residents, so you may see any number of North American species, including birds of prey, wolves, bobcats, bears, cougars, foxes and reptiles, just to name a few. Our educational programs help people to better understand the myriad of challenges these animals face in their daily struggle to survive. Wildlife Images is a non-profit organization and relies on a small staff, a dedicated corp. of volunteers and donations of all types to continue our mission. Guided tours run seven days a week, rain or shine. For more information call (541) 476-0222. Wildlife Images Expedition Transport “Your Ride to the Wild Side” There is a three hour guided excursion that provides a ride out to Wildlife Images on the Expedition Transport and an exciting and educational tour of our rehabilitation facility. The transport departs from downtown Grants Pass three times per day: Dutch Brothers at 6th and G Street Departure: 8:25 am, 11:25 am, & 2:25 pm.
  14. 14. Hellgate Excursions on 6th Street Departure: 8:35 am, 11:35 am, & 2:35 pm. The Lodge At Riverside on 7th Street Departure: 8:45 am, 11:45 am, & 2:45 pm. The cost is only $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children: Tickets can be purchased downtown at: The Welcome Center on 6th and G Street Hellgate Excursions The Lodge at Riverside Contact Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center for more information at: (541) 476-0222 P.O. Box 36 Merlin, OR. 97532 11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR. 97526 http://www.wildlifesafari.net http://www.oceanworld.com http://www.oregonunderseagardens.com http://www.sealioncaves.com http://www.oregonzoo.com http://www.omsi.edu
  15. 15. Dining - Shopping - http://www.ksdays@hotmail.com Back to top Contact Me: E-mail address http://www.ksdays@hotmail.com Web address Under construction Message phone 541-479-1185 Back to top Current Projects Being a Native Oregonian, for the last 37 years. I want only the best for our Land, rivers
  16. 16. and ocean. I wish to encourage you to visit and perhaps come to stay. We have the best; get back to nature vacation locations in Southern Oregon. Make your way to the West Coast, and be one with the bugs. Meet my family & my friends: http://www.facebook.com C:My DocumentsMy PicturesPicturescalendercalendercalender.htm Calendar of Events Ongoing First Friday, Art Night - Down Town April Gem & Mineral Show, Josephine County Fairgrounds Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Walk America / March of Dimes May Spring Wine Stroll Boatnick Festival -Riverside Park, Grants Pass http://www.boatnick.com Home & Trade Show - Josephine County Fairgrounds North American Pow Wow - Riverside Park
  17. 17. Amazing May - A Month Long Celebration - Various Locations Antique Street Fair- Downtown Grants Pass Merlin Parade - Downtown Merlin Monte Carlo - Family & Friends June Rose Society Show - Josephine County Fairgrounds Children's Festival / Frog O' Fair - Riverside Park, AAUW Antique Engine & Tractor Show - Pottsville Rooster Crow Contest / Festival - Rogue River July Concerts in the Park - Tuesdays (June 22nd - August 10th) Riverside Park http://www.concertsinthepark.org July 4th / Fireworks - Josephine County Fairgrounds Sizzlin' Summer Celebration - Back to the 50's - Downtown Grants Pass http://www.grantspasstowncenter.org Western States Black Powder Shoot & Rendezvous - Sportsman's Park August Salmon Bar-B-Que - Golden Eagle Kiwanis Josephine County Fair - Jo. Co. Fairgrounds Rogue Triathlon & Hellgate Challenge - Merlin Fantastic Flea Market September Labor Day Festival & Parade - Cave Junction
  18. 18. Labor Day White Water Race - Riverside Park Fall Wine Stroll Duck Derby Asian Cultural Festival - Riverside Park October Art Along the Rogue Music & Art Festival - H Street Downtown Grants Pass Quilt & Crafts Fair - Hugo Applegate Trail Wagon Train Re-enactment Celebration - Sunny Valley Cemetery Tours - Josephine County Historical Society - Zonta Auctions Oktoberfest - Wolf Creek Inn November Christmas Bazaar / Hospital Auxiliary - Josephine County Fairgrounds December Christmas Home Tour Magical Musical Murals - Downtown Grants Pass Christmas Parade & Santa Comes to Town - Downtown Grants Pass Events subject to change without notice
  19. 19. Southern Oregon tour: http://www.oregonpictures.com Get general Oregon Information Check our weather forecast for Grants Pass, OR http://www.grantspassweather.com/ For all Emergency’s Dial - 911 Local Law Enforcement – Grants Pass Police (541) 474-6370 Josephine County Sheriff Department – (541) 474-5123 Road Conditions – 511 OR (503) 588-2941
  20. 20. http://www.statetravelmaps.com Back to top
  21. 21. Biographical Information Josephine County Parks Pierce Riffle Park – Tom Pearce Park – Chinook Park – Shroeder Park – Lathrop Access Whitehorse Park – Matson Park – Ferry Hole – Griffin Park – Robertson Bridge Access – Hog Creek Access – Indian Mary Park - Almeda Park - - Wolf Creek Park – Sportsman’s Park – Cathedral Hills Park – Fish Hatchery Park – Lake Selmac Park – Ennis Riffle –
  22. 22. City Parks Baker Perk – 900 E Park St. Caveman Pool – 801 NE 9th St. Croxton Park – 1001 NE Memorial Dr. Debo Park – 510 SW E St. Eckstein Park – 1720 Portola Dr. Fruitdale Park – 1560 Hamilton Lane Grants Pass Skate Park – 820 SE M St. Hillside Park – 1090 NW Hawthorne Jubilee Park – Cave Junction Lawnridge Park – 1090 NW Hawthorne Morrison Centennial Park – 1187 Rogue River Hwy. Ogle Park – 1442 NW Washington Portola Park – Portola Dr. Redwood Park – 1395 Dowell Rd. Reinhart Volunteer Park Riverside Park – 304 E Park St. Tussing Park – 800 W Park St. Westholm Park – 800 W Park St.
  23. 23. Applegate Trail Interpretive Center http://www.rogueweb.com/interpretive Butte Creek Mill http://www.buttecreekmill.com/ Camp White Military Museum http://www.campwhite.org/ Children’s Museum http://www.sohs.org/ Crater Rock Museum http://www.craterrock.com/ Fire House Gallery http://www.roguecc.edu/galleries Glass Forge http://www.glassforge.com/ Grants Pass Museum of Art http://www.gpmuseum.com/ Great Cats World Park http://www.greatcatsworldpark.com/ **** House of Mystery Oregon Vortex http://www.oregonvortex.com/ ** Jacksonville Historical District http://www.jacksonvilleoregon.com/ Jacksonville Museum http://www.sohs.org/ Oregon Caves National Monument http://www.oregoncaves.com/ Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous http://www.pacificagarden.org/ Rogue Gallery & Art Center http://www.roguegallery.org/ Schmidt House Museum/Josephine County Historical Soc. http://www.josephinehistorical.org/ Schneider Museum of Art http://www.sou.edu/sma Science Works Hands-On Museum http://www.scienceworksmuseum.org/
  24. 24. Southern Oregon Speedway/Dragway http://www.sospeedway.com/ Table Rock Area http://www.southernoregon.com/tablerock - Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center http://www.wildlifeimages.org/ - (541)476-0222. Wolf Creek Inn http://www.thewolfcreekinn.com/ - 100 Front St. Wolf Creek OR. 97497 (541) 866-2474. Grants Pass National Historic District Back to top Learn about Softball in Southern Oregon. Contact Parks and Recreation: Phone # (541) 471-6435 198 SW 6th St. Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 It is, June 10, 2011 and a new season of softball is ahead of us. This will make the 10th consecutive softball season that I have been a part of the world of softball. Summer 2011 Schedule
  25. 25. See you this season. http://www.Your Government » Parks and Community Services City of Grants Pass Reinhart Volunteer Park - Gilbert Creek Park – 1750 Hawthorne Grants Pass, Oregon
  26. 26. In Medford, Oregon U.S. Cellular Community Park: http://www.uscellularcommunitypark.com The 5-field softball/baseball complex, concession bldg, playground and parking lot east of Bear Creek are completed and the facility is in use. As of July 8, 2008 none of the frequently used Internet mapping services were mapping the correct address of 300 Lowry Lane. You can locate the site better by using Goggle Map and typing U.S. Cellular Community Park; turn on satellite image for a better view. Although their images don't show construction to date it will get you to the site. Work on the five multi-purpose fields and a regulation baseball field is underway and expected to be complete by July 2009. When complete, the 132-acre park will feature 15 ball fields - with 14 featuring all- weather artificial turf. Disc Golf It’s Golf…with discs! Like the ancient game played with clubs and balls, disc golf provides recreation, challenge, and competition for all athletes who love the outdoors. Both golf games share the same structure and thrills; the only real difference is the equipment. Players throw specially designed golf discs to handle any obstacle a course may present. While you play to complete the course in a few throws as possible, it only takes one great throw to bring you back another day. Riverside Park – A 9-hole disc golf course. Located in the heart of Grants Pass. Between 6th and 7th street bridges. After crossing the 6th street bridge make a right to East Park St. just past the softball field turn right. Tom Pearce Park – An 18-hole disc golf course. The park is close to Pierce Riffle. Follow Foothill Boulevard for one half mile, and turn right on Pearce Park Road, continue 1.1 miles to the park. Indian Mary Park – A 9-hole disc golf course. The park is located 7.6 miles west of Merlin on the Merlin Official U.S. Cellular Community Park logo
  27. 27. Galice Road. Lake Selmac Park – Disc golf course. From Selma, go six-tenths of a mile south on Hwy. 199 turn left on Lakeshore Drive Road and continue for 2.3 miles to the lake. www.innovadiscs.com Competitive excitement, Fun for all ages, Healthy & easy to learn
  28. 28. Wild Mushroom Hunting in Southern Oregon Northwestern region of the United States is rich in wild mushrooms. Particularly during the seasons of fall and spring, mushrooms seem to carpet the forest floors. In recent years, commercial mushroom harvesting has increased in the state of Oregon. Because of this increase, the state charges a fee to those who harvest mushrooms from federal land. However, those who collect mushrooms for private use can do so free of charge. Collecting wild mushrooms in Oregon is an enjoyable hobby for residents and tourists alike. Mushroom collectors will no doubt also enjoy the scenery of Oregon's forests as they hunt for mushrooms. Collecting mushrooms in Oregon can be easily enjoyed once you learn the best methods, locations and times to hunt. Oregon's wild mushrooms are some of the most delectable in the world. Hunters can earn big bucks for a single day's harvest, so it's no wonder hobbyists and commercial pickers alike scour the state in search of the valuable fungi. The most popular--and tastiest--mushrooms found in Oregon are morels, golden chanterelles, king boletes and American matsutakes. Other edible species include the horn of plenty, the spreading-hedgehog, the shaggy parasol, the coral tooth, the black picoa and the Oregon white truffle In general, the time to hunt for mushrooms is in the spring and fall when warm, wet weather provides ideal growing conditions. Each species, however, has its own "best" season. Edible morels are more abundant in the spring, and golden chanterelles and American matsutakes do better in the late summer and fall. King boletes can be found year-round depending on where you go--fall to spring at low elevations and late spring to summer in the high country. Wild mushrooms can be found throughout Oregon's conifer and hardwood forests. Mycorrhizal mushrooms such as boletes and matsutakes rely on trees to survive, so it makes sense to look for them in heavily forested areas with lots of pine trees. Morels, on the other hand, fruit best in logged out or burned areas, so you'll want to search in clear-cuts or after a forest fire. Look for golden chanterelles in the state's hardwood forests. Always get permission from property owners if you intend to search on private land. Permits: Personal use permits are required in most of the state's forests although they are usually free. They grant the holder the right to either one or two pounds of mushrooms per day, depending on where you go. Commercial permits, which waive the collection limits but must be purchased, are required on all public lands in the state. Requirements change frequently, so check with the Cascade Mycological Society for updated information and for a list of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management offices in the state. Cascade Mycological Society P.O. Box 110 Eugene Oregon 97440 webmaster@cascademyco.org cascademyco.org Things to Watch Out For: The most important thing to be careful of while hunting wild mushrooms, by far, are the look-alikes--mushrooms that resemble their edible brethren. Some of these, like the aptly named death-cap, are toxic and are responsible for more than half of all mushroom-related fatalities--they are also common in Oregon. Take an illustrated guide book when you go and, if there is any doubt, don't pick it.
  29. 29. As the mushroom trade has become more lucrative in recent years, conflicts between mushroom hunters have become more frequent. Though encounters are rarely violent, people have been injured and even killed in run-ins with pickers who considered a certain section of the forest as their "territory." Use common sense when hunting for wild mushrooms in Oregon and, more often than not, you will have an enjoyable, delicious and perhaps even profitable experience. Picture Of Mushrooms http://www.webcrawler.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6369200_wild-mushroom-hunting-oregon.html Shitake Mushrooms The shitake mushroom is most closely associated with Asian cuisine but it can actually grow very well in certain parts of the United States. Oregon has ideal hardwood forests and climate for this variety of mushroom to grow in the wild. Habitat Shitake mushrooms grow in damp woodland areas on rotting hardwood and logs. They thrive best out of the wind, so thick woodland is an ideal environment. Identification Shitake mushrooms have a chocolate-colored, umbrella-shaped cap with a thin woody stem. They resemble regular mushrooms in shape but will tend to be larger in size. They will tend to stand out against any other fungus found on the rotting logs they take root on, but for safety purposes mushroom hunters should study a picture of the mushroom before setting out to find it. Harvesting The best shitakes to harvest are the ones that grow 24 to 48 hours after a heavy rain during the warm summer months. They grow quickly and are at their very best quality when picked within the first two days. It is best not to cut the mushrooms as they can lose too much moisture this way; gently twisting them until the stem comes away from the log is advised Research the locations of federal lands where mushroom hunting is permitted. Gcoregonlive.com has a map of federal lands in Oregon. Mushroom hunting also can be done on private lands upon permission from the landowner. Hunt for mushrooms during the fall or spring, while the ground is warm and moist. Locate a spot of land that is covered with many trees because this area is most likely to have the greatest amount of mushrooms. Search the bases of the trees for any mushrooms. Both conifers and hardwood trees can have mushrooms growing at their bases. Pluck any mushrooms found directly out of the ground. This can be done by hand or with a knife. Drop the mushrooms into your container used for collecting. Wash the collected mushrooms in cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Store them in a cool, well ventilated location until you are ready to use them. Identify each mushroom before eating them. Some wild mushrooms are very poisonous. Forestry-dev.org has an interactive page to help you accurately identify your mushrooms. Read more: How to Find Wild Mushrooms in Oregon | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7505701_wild-mushrooms- oregon.html#ixzz1HqUIpkE3
  30. 30. Area Golf Courses Grants Pass Golf Club 230 Espey Rd. Grants Pass, Or. 97527 (541) 476-2454 Laurel Hill Golf Course – Laurel Hills Golf Course is an executive course cut out of a madrone and oak forest. Located ½ mile off of exit 40. (541) 855-7965. Applegate Golf – Set amongst the splendor of awe-inspiring mountains and the Applegate River is the regulation, 9-hole Par 36, Applegate Golf Course that can be enjoyed year round. For information and tee times call (541) 955-0480. Colonial Valley – A flat 9-hole course that features mature native trees, no sand traps and is a good little course for the novice golfers. Rental clubs and pull carts are available in the clubhouse. Located in the Colonial Valley area about 7 miles north of Grants Pass. For greens fees and information call (541) 479- 5568. Dutcher Creek – Big changes have come to 4611 Upper River Road, as Dutcher Creek Golf Course is now the area’s second regulation 18-hole course. Cart rentals and pull carts are available. The pro shop offers snacks and beverages as well as golf equipment and accessories. Lessons are available. For information call (541) 474-2188. Grants Pass Golf Club – Located south of town on Williams Highway, this 18-hole semi-private par-72 course offers an interesting mix of hills, tricky doglegs, a few sand traps and some water hazards. Open to the public during specific times (call for times). The driving range is open to anyone, playing a round or not. For information call (541) 476-0849. Illinois Valley Golf Club – The Illinois Valley Golf Club is located in the town of Cave Junction, which is situated between the California border and Grants Pass, Oregon. The golf course features 9-holes of golf, with two sets of tees to give the golfer a different look for the 2nd nine. The golf course features electric golf cars, a snack bar which has an excellent lunch menu, cocktails, beer and wine. There is a driving range, putting green and our PDA pro, Michael Day has given thousands of lessons on the many facets of the golf swing. Red Mountain – If you want to play a challenging game with your irons, then this is the place to go! Red Mountain is a picturesque 9-hole course located at 324 Mountain Greens Lane. About 8 miles north of Grants Pass, just off I-5 (turn off Monument drive). Open year-round, (weather permitting) the trees-lines par-28 course is well laid out and features pond hazards, sand traps and some tricky fairways. Information and tee times call (541) 479-2297. Add an interest
  31. 31. Back to top Thank you for visiting Last revised: Date [K1]These are just a few places I recommend © June 1mber 1st.lacesvacesvirecomend