This Holiday Season Help Give the Gift of River Conservation

2018 was a year of celebration in the river community for the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Congress passed this bill in 1968 to protect free flowing rivers with outstandingly remarkable values for future generations, and as a member of those “future generations” I am forever grateful. The time I have […]

Group Photo on the Carter Creek Trail

Hiking into Carter Creek

This past June, I hiked into Carter Creek for Northwest Rafting Company to ready gear for an Upper Chetco river trip in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Along with three other guides, we transported inflatable kayaks and camping gear nine miles down to Carter Creek, a beautiful stream that merges into the Chetco river. I have a […]

Welcome to the Kalmiopsis

The rivers of the Kalmiopsis run through remote wilderness. I feel isolated in these places, more isolated than in the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return or at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Through my work guiding I have been lucky enough to spend time in the Kalmiopsis, and for this I am exceptionally […]