Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Hey, Where are You Going? ...



... the brown maps are over here. You always get the brown maps." My map order is here and the maps are green. Four maps. Onion Mountain to Chinaman Hat to Bald Mountain to Polar Spring to Collier Bar on the Illinois River. That's 4 green maps. Southern Oregon is green, and so are the maps. Gosh, I hope there's water.



I am packing now for a trip in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The plan is 4 days, and I am guessing about 30 miles. Fire season is here and I am concerned about using liquid fuel in a highly volatile forest. I may look into a propane stove for the summer months here in the west.



The top photo is Rainie Falls on the Rogue River, and the others are from a place we (the other Jane and I) stopped during a hike to Rainie Falls several years ago.

4 comments:

alberto said...

Hey, looks pretty cool, the water and the trip. Lot's of luck.

Jill said...

Hope you had a fun trip.

A Midnight Rider said...

Love drinking that mountain water. *>(

It does look like a fantastic hike. Very nice.

shawnkielty said...

Technically these pix were taken on a day hike down the Rogue river during a fairly short and easy trek fairly close to civilization.

It is very close to what I imagine I'll find on the Illinois river (a tributary of the Rogue) after some fairly brutal 15 or so miles.