Signs added to Bear Camp Rd where James Kim died

Signs added to Bear Camp Rd where James Kim died

Credit: Patricia Burel, BLM Medford

Signs added to Bear Camp Rd where James Kim died

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by By Associated Press

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 15 at 4:52 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has put up two kiosks with signs along a road through the mountains of Southern Oregon and was in the national spotlight two years ago when a California man died there.

The 70-mile road links the Interstate 5 corridor and the Oregon Coast. It was called Bear Camp Road. It has been renamed Bear Camp Coastal Route.

The kiosks and signs are among several new markers for the road.

Over the years a number of people have gotten confused, lost or stranded. Snow generally closes the road for the winter.

In December 2006, James Kim of San Francisco died of exposure after he and his family turned down a side road in a snowstorm and got trapped. His wife and children were rescued.

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