NWRC Chetco Video
Last night we premiered our new Chetco video at the 4th Annual Wild Rivers Night in Portland. This special river flows through the heart of Southern Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
We shot this during our Chetco River trip last summer and are proud to share very rugged and very beautiful place.
We are proud to be home from the first commercial trip down the Chetco River in over a decade. Before the Biscuit Fire in 2002 Allen Wilson ran trips down the Chetco, and this spring NWRC was issued a permit to follow in his footsteps. Our trip started at the Babyfoot Lake Traihead on the eastern edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. We were all thankful that the Siskiyou Mountain Club had spent the past few years clearing this section of downed trees that had fallen after...
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread." - Edward Abbey The Wild & Scenic Chetco River flows through the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It's one of the most rugged and yet fragile wild areas I've ever experienced. Its fragility lies in the fact that it's in a state of natural recovery from the 2002 Biscuit Fire and that it's refugia for rare plants, wild salmon and steelhead and some...