Hanging Out with History in the Ready Room

Jumpsuits hanging

Historical photo of smokejumper jumpsuits at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum.

Secure your place in Gobi history with our Fundraising Campaign

As we restore the Gobi, one hope is to provide recognition to those who made the Gobi so meaningful. One show of recognition will be in the Loft to display the names of Gobi Jumpers above the Suit-Up rack in the Ready Room.

Any Jumper who was part of the CJ crew during their career is invited to participate in this fund raising campaign that will permanently inscribe your name at the base. For a donation of $100.00, your name plate will be placed above the Suit-Up rack in the Ready Room. You, a family member, or friend may also make a donation for a deceased CJ jumper in their recognition.

Guys on jump hooks

Gobites never leave, they just hang around.

Your participation in the Ready Room Name Plate Project will insure that the most important part of the Base is present, the people who made it. Along with your check, we will need your first and last name, your nick name if applicable, and the year you rookied (regardless of which base you rookied at). Additionally, we will need similar information for other Gobi Jumpers that you would like to recognize.

Make Check to:

Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

Mail your check to:

Garry Peters
168 Anchor Lock Lane
Eastsound, WA 98245

The plate will be approximately 3”x 1” and contain your name, nick-name, and year rookied.

Revitalization, Restoration, and Upkeep

The Beech at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base

The Beech has just arrived. It still needs the wings and tail reassembled, smokejumper modifications, and a paint job.

Where the Fundraising and your Support goes

Are you aware that a Twin Beech has been gained and will become an exhibit? It sits proudly on the pad outside the Ready Room awaiting restoration and jumper modifications. Well received guided tours are conducted daily and extend midMarch through mid-November? All major buildings have been restored to their historical appearance. The interior of the Saw Shack is next. It is looking like the Gobi you remember.

Buildings being restored at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

Buildings are being restored. Shingling to the Mess Hall occurred this Work Week. The Saw Shack is next.

Self-guided tours at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

Self-guided tours are available as well as daily personal tours conducted by docents and Jumpers


Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute

Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute


grants pass courier article june 19 2010


Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump

Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump