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Lee Juillerat

Rye Spur – A spur of the moment decision

It was a spur of the moment decision. Bill Van Moorhem, Gary Vequist and I debated what to do next — leave the snow-covered parking area and drive off in search...

Klamath Tribes chairman retires

KLAMATH FALLS — After spending more than three decades involved in Klamath Tribes matters, including the past nine years as chairman of the Klamath Tribes Counc...

Hiking Telephone Flat is good call

What’s in a name? The usually reliable book “Oregon Geographic Names” reports Telephone Flat, located in the Fremont-Winema National Forest between Klamath Fa...

Sieging the Castle

Laying siege to the Castle was literally and physically an uphill battle. Our siege wasn’t in the style of Medieval warfare or a dastardly Russian invasion. In...

Teacher gains fame as 100-peaks climber

Most days Jason Hardrath is a physical education teacher at Bonanza Elementary School, a small community in Klamath County. But when he’s not teaching, the 33-y...

Remembering the Marine Barracks

KLAMATH FALLS — It’s a very small park, but one rich with history. When it was created in 1994 atop Old Fort Road four miles from downtown Klamath Falls, the or...

Crossed up searching for the cross

Not every outing goes as planned. Our goal was Hayden Mountain, a 5,134-foot hill — it’s not really a classic “peak” — off Highway 66 about 39 miles east of Ash...

Prescribed fires planned at Crater Lake

If visitors to Crater Lake National Park see smoke in coming weeks and months, it’s likely because the park is conducting prescribed burns. Park officials said ...

Giant sequoia is latest victim of drought

KLAMATH FALLS — It’s not just the fish and the farmers who are thirsty. A towering giant sequoia tree — its water-starved core, limbs and branches obviously dea...

Round and round Round Mountain

It wasn’t part of the original plan, but when the road to the Bad Lands became, surprisingly, too snowy, we made a U-turn and wondered where to go next. The Bad...

Visiting the little-known Klamath Hills

Mention the Klamath Hills to most people, including those who’ve lived in or near the Klamath Basin for decades, then wait for the quizzical look. And, after a ...

Oregon Caves seeks fire management comments

Public comments are being requested by the National Park Service on a project to update the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve Fire Management Plan. Acco...

Parks director pays visit to Crater Lake

National Park Service Director Charles ”Chuck” Sams III visited Crater Lake National Park this past week. Sams, the Park Service’s first Native American directo...

Hiker prepares for final leg of triple crown

It’s almost time. Dale Baker is counting the days when, from a remote desert location on the border of Mexico and New Mexico, he’ll begin heading north for a fi...

Skiing the Moon

The day was sunny and surprisingly spring-like warm. Even better, the snow was the stuff of fluff — powdery and light, just perfect for cross-country skiing. We...

New book details life at Tule Lake stockade

When Tatsuo Ryusei Inouye was taken at gunpoint from his barracks at the World War II Tule Lake Segregation Center, he didn’t know why or for how long he’d be h...

Geology and history

LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT — Alvan Gillem’s time as the U.S. Army’s commanding officer during the Modoc War was regarded as a failure. But ironically, one of t...