Bolan Mountain Fire Lookout, Southern OR.

Bolan Mountain is quite a unique little spot. The small fire lookout is enclosed by glass windows on all sides providing stunning views of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon. This is the place to go if you want to relax for an uninterrupted weekend of stunning mountain scenery, good food, good drink, and chilling with close friends and/or family. The road leading up to the lookout is not for every vehicle and requires a little imaginative driving, AWD or 4WD with high clearance is highly recommended. However the lookout is completely worth the scraped fenders and dented side panels if you only own a Prius. Below the lookout is Bolan Lake which has great fishing and is nearly vacant most days. Bolan's location in Southern Oregon also make is an ideal location for a long day trip to the Redwoods and Crescent City for a day of hiking and surfing. Reservations for the lookout start 6 months in advance of your intended arrival date, but you better hop on it fast as these fire lookouts book up almost immediately. More info on the lookout can be found HERE.

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Those of us who were fortunate enough to have grown up in the Pacific Northwest know something profound, we know that this place has molded us into who we are and it has influenced how we move through this world, encouraging us to explore and travel. Maybe I'm jaded, but this thing we call life is far too interesting to go unexplored. As a result, I've spent my entire life venturing outdoors into the wilderness. Whether climbing, surfing or the alpine, and a hearty lust for travel, they have taken me all over the world. So recently I left my job to explore a new unknown, to pursue a creative path for myself, to seek out new realities as well as the many characters along the way. I take images with both film and digital cameras. These are some of my stories and images, I sincerely hope you enjoy.

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