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Summer Hikes to Medicine Lake

Come campout and hike in the amazing volcanic caldera at Medicine Lake and see the wild public forest that Calpine corporation plans to destroy for energy production.
July 31 and August 1
Campout on Saturday night, then hike at Medicine Lake on Sunday.

August 21 and 22
Campout Saturday night, then hike at Medicine Lake.
For both hikes e-mail: southsiskiyou@riseup.net or call 541 951- 0126

September 11th
Hike with KS Wild - contact  lesley@kswild.org or call 541 488-5789.

The Medicine Lake Highlands comprises the largest shield volcano on the continent and is home to old-growth forests, spotted owls, martens and many
other rare species that roam the lava tubes, obsidian flows, large craters and waterways of the caldera.

This area, used for healing and ceremony, is sacred to the Pit River, Modoc, Shasta, Karuk and Wintu tribes. Though the area is all public land, Calpine would like to capitalize on the natural healing energy of this timeless volcanic ecosystem. Calpine's leases associated with this project cover 8 square miles. This sacred, wild area would be turned into miles of clearcuts (for transmission lines), toxic slump ponds, new roads, pipelines, and cooling towers. Native American Spiritual freedom, recreation, and the wild natural beauty of the area, along with California's largest spring system are all threatened by the Bush's Energy Policy.

For more information on hikes or to get involved call 541 951-0126 or
email  southsiskiyou@riseup.net