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Summer program sends college students into woods

 Posted: 4:35 PM April 01, 2014

The Siskiyou Mountain Club plans to hire local college students for a summer work and education program.

Students from Jackson, Josephine and Curry counties will be hired to do trail building and maintenance projects in southwest Oregon places such as Soda Mountain and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area, according to Gabe Howe, the club's executive director.

Participants will read daily from America's great outdoor authors, write daily journal entries and submit several essays over the summer.

Participants in the program will earn a stipend of $80 per day. Half of it will be accrued and paid directly into students' college account after completing the program and the other half of the stipend is paid directly to the student.

Applicants should be in good physical shape and be willing to spend up to 12 days at a time camping in remote wilderness.

Details, tentative schedule and application is available at

Applications will be accepted through April 15 and the crew will be chosen by May 3.

For more information, telephone Howe at 541-708-2056 or email him at

— Mark Freeman

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