“Spirit of the Forest” by Debbie Catalina

¬†Photos by Kathleen Pyle June fifth. Still spring. Delicious mist blanketing the valley. My car hugging the twisting, curving road, the road hugging the higher ground, and the high ground itself hugging the selvages of great flat stretching southward. Thoughts wandered. What would our class be like? What would the other students be like? What … Read more

Capturing the Spirit of the Forest by Caci Dunahoo

Siskiyou Field Institute held an amazing class on The Spirit of the Forest the weekend of June 5th through the 7th. The class was about capturing the spirit of the forest through pictures and words. Dr. Diana Coogle taught the writing portion of the class. While exploring the forest, Dr. Coogle had the class take … Read more

Siskiyou Mountains and Streams: A July Class with a View by Paula Springhart

SFI’s Siskiyou Mountains and Streams class started with a moderate 6 mile hike of about 600 ft. elevation gain and a 360 degree view once we reached the top of Mt. Elijah. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and a more stimulating and diverse experience. ¬†The class involved birding, botanizing and stream-and-fish … Read more