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US Forest Service Photo of Terwilliger Fire

By Cameron McKirdy

Welcome to #Survival #Bros. Unfortunately, I have sad news to share with you about Oregon’s latest forest fires. Visit this blog daily for updates on this PNW emergency. Here’s what you need to know:

Cougar Hot Spring is closed for the rest of 2018. It may not open to the public for a year or two. A careless man started the fire there near the trail. 20 people or so escaped the flames. Noboby was hurt then, but later in the week a firefighter was struck by a car while crossing the road in the town of Rainbow, OR.

Here’s #news clips from sources including KEZI in Eugene:

Latest #BREAKING #NEWS –

Personal Note: As many readers may know, I lived in these woods. Over the course of four months I managed Cougar Crossing Campground, and worked at Terwilliger Hot Spring. It was paradise. I soaked in the pools alone at sunrise for weeks. Naked. Coffee. It was my home. And now the forest won’t ever be the same. I wish I was there when the fire started. I would have thrown myself on it. I’m grieving. Much of earth is experiencing environmental traumas. Please pray for Our Land, and the people sacrificing to protect her.

Respect FIRE! 🔥

Read Terwliger Fire Incident Overview HERE

Oregon Smoke Watch Information LINK

Stateman Journal Article – Read and SHARE!

Cam taking care of Cougar Crossing Campground and Terwilliger hot spring

Fire Damage at Trailhead by Booth

GRAPHIC WARNING – Indigenous Nudity at Terwilliger Hot Spring (PHOTO)

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Chill out on the North Fork of the McKenzie River with #SurvivalBros and Papilio Oregonius butterflies.  This is the official insect of Oregon State.  Filmed near Cougar Hot Spring, in the Willamette National Forest.  SUBSCRIBE NOW ON YOUTUBE FOR MORE!  

What a spectacular day this was by the water.  The sun scorched my naked body.  It burned getting into the 106 degree water later that evening at Terwilliger Hot Springs.  I did dive headfirst into the crystal clear river.  Exhilarating.  However, do you have any idea how hard it is to hold your junk with one hand?  Just saying, it wasn’t staying put.  Thankfully through the power of editing, the family jewels remained in safe keeping.  

I ventured to this sacred spot two weeks earlier, and saw the same collection of butterflies!  I counted 40.  I’m amazed they were still there when I returned.  My friends are posted up hard in heaven.  They danced around me as I paid my respects.  This area produces insanely large moths too, like this one I spotted heading into a shower last summer.

Giant Moth in OR

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Oregon Swallowtail Butterflies