Illinois River Trail in Oregon Opening After 20 Years of Closure

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

The Illinois River Trail in the Siskiyou Mountains has finally opened to the public after two decades of closure. A volunteer group has spent years trying to restore the path after it was blocked by the Biscuit Fire in 2002.

Trailblazing Through the Ashes: The Restoration of the Illinois River Trail

The Biscuit Fire was the second largest wildfire in the state’s modern history. It devastated more than 500,000 acres (780 sq mi) of land in both northern California and southern Oregon, and it completely destroyed the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, where the Illinois River  Trail is located, in

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