Darling of the Siskiyous: Kalmiopsis leachiana

Photos and text by Nicole Smedegaard aka “Nature Nicole” Lilla Leach recounted at a garden club meeting: “Suddenly, we came upon a breathtaking sight. Before us, beside the trail, lay a patch of low evergreen bushlets, simply covered with deep rose flowers, vividly pink in the sunshine. Thrilled? We were! I felt sure I had […]

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 […]