The Applegater

Applegater Winter 2016

The Applegater - The best (okay, only) nonprofit newsmagazine serving the Applegate Valley with interesting, relevant and educational articles written by community members.

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24 Winter 2016 Applegater Look who's reading the Gater! Take us with you on your next trip. Then send your favorite "Reading the Gater"photo to or mail to Applegater, PO Box 14, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Photos will appear as space allows. Photos, clockwise from top left: –Jim Reiland, Joy Rogalla, Neal Anderson, Hope Robertson, Annette Parsons, and Jim Clover brought the Applegater to Bryce Canyon National Park for use as an emergency parachute, just in case. —While cruising the Rhine River in Germany, Kathy and Tom Carstens relied on the Gater's exceptional navigational skills. –At Niagara Falls in Canada, Erin Swigart and Debbie Weber tested the Applegater for waterproofness (not recommended). –J.D. Rogers, recovering from recent surgery, perused the Gater for lyrics for his next CD, aided by PUD band replacement members Buzz Schriber, Shelley Manning, Chris "Mad Man" Allen, and road manager Sioux Rogers. —Sharon Sarrouh searched the Gater for a route to the animal gargoyles on the roof of the Catedral de Barcelona in Spain. —Diana Coogle and Mike Kohn trekked the 100-mile Alta Via 2, in Italy's Dolomite Mountains, with their trusty trail guide, the Applegater, at the ready. –Brandy Daniels treated the Gater to one of the humungous burgers at The Traveling Hobo Cafe in Watkinsville, Georgia. —Hidden Valley High School alum Gordon Smith catches up on hometown news while in Majuro Atoll, capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. —Before climbing to the top of Himeji Castle in Japan, Karen Mitchell wisely checks the Applegater for high-altitude breathing techniques.

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