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 […]