Unknown Rough and Ready Creek Flower blooming in November

Protect Rough and Ready Creek

In November, I took advantage of a break in the Southwest Oregon rain to explore the edges of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. After the first good Fall soak I visited Rough and Ready Creek, a tributary that feeds the Wild & Scenic Illinois River. While only about 30 miles from […]

Fresno Creek to the Chetco

Being lucky enough to work as a river guide for one of the three companies that have a permit to commercially raft the Illinois River through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, I have had the fortune to spend considerably more time in its wild spaces than most.  The Illinois River is one of the two largest waterways […]

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 […]