About Our Adventures
From the Wildhorse Mountain Lookout, and the Sugarloaf Mountain region to the Vulcan Peak area in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness down through the Chetco Gorge to the Quail Prairie Lookout to the headwaters of the Chetco River, we explore, we hunt and we photograph. Half of the forest on Mt Emily was destroyed by the Chetco Bar fire. We watched from our deck as the fire raged on that mountain. It was very interesting to it.
A lot of our area has been scarred by two major fires in two years, the Chetco Bar Fire (191,000 acres) and the Klondike Fire (180,000+ acres. The Forest Service has closed a lot of roads in and around the burn areas restricting our movement and the public's movement beyond what is necessary. The logging and lumber companies have been allowed to make these areas into wasteland. They are even cutting down healthy trees in their quest for money, all under the pretense of "Salvage Logging". We are not allowed to go into this area and almost every day I see some of the loggers coming out of the area with their pickups loaded with firewood. But since I'm not one of the elite loggers or their relatives, I'm not allowed to cut wood where they are at.