Klamath National Forest – Fire Restrictions Lifted Effective September 23, 2005

Klamath National Forest fire managers removed fire restrictions within the boundaries of the National Forest this morning in response to cool, wet weather.

“Shorter days and higher humidity values mean that the risk of fires is decreasing. We want forest users, including the hunters, to be able to enjoy a campfire in the evening. It remains important for everyone to fully extinguish campfires before leaving camp.” said Jay Perkins, Klamath NF Fire Management Officer.

A valid California campfire permit is still required.

Two energetic, enterprising young women from the East Coast, sent to the remote Klamath River Valley to live with the Karuks, produced this fascinating record of life in our valley in 1908-09.

Stella Patterson, a city lady at age 80, told by her doctor she had "young legs" vowed to spend one full year on her remote mountain mining claim.

A reviewer on Amazon wrote: "I first purchased this book while on a vacation trip exactly 14 years ago (1989); since then I've tried to read it at least once a year. I laugh my way through the book, and the author's courage & zest for life continues to inspire me! I only hope I am able to always view life with the same gusto & joy she had, trials & tribulations notwithstanding. She was quite a remarkable woman."

Visit the remote Northern California region from the Siskiyous to the Cascades. Meet the locals, learn the history, enjoy the landscape that includes whitewater rivers, old growth forests, and lava-strewn backcountry.

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