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The Wild & Scenic Rogue River

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Rogue River before Horseshoe Bend

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I have never come back from a vacation with so many bumps, bites, bruises, and burns, but the memories are fantastic. I’ll be posting more photos from our four days on the Rogue River here and here.


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Rogue River (Rainie Falls)

Rainie Falls on the Rogue River is considered Class V whitewater (AKA waterfall). Most people go around it by going down the fish ladder. This lady didn’t and she fell out of her boat. Rather than dive into the waterfall and swim for the shore, she waited for a rescue boat to come down which she jumped in as it went by.

For a wider angle view of this location (and directions if you want to hike the trail), click here.

BTW, we are going down the Rogue next week. We’ve never done more than a day trip before, but we will spend four days on the river going from Galice to Foster Bar. We will be camping for three nights and passing the location of today’s photo on day one. We will also encounter six sets of Class III rapids and a Class IV.

Upper Rogue River in winter

Yesterday we went in search of Boundary Springs. We couldn’t find the trailhead (or maybe we did and just didn’t know it). In any event, we parked at the Mazama Viewpoint off Highway 230 as we could see no other place to park near the Mile 19 marker, which is where we read the trail is supposed to start. The sign at Mazama Viewpoint said Upper Rogue River Trail (I think). There was no internet from there, but my GPS worked fine. It looked like we could still do the Boundary Springs Trail if we could find it.

Even though there should have been tons of snow in the area, the snow was fairly minimal–especially for this time of year–so we didn’t bother to put our snowshoes on. We ended up walking on the trail for several miles before realizing we were no longer going toward Boundary Springs. At that point we turned around, walked back to our car, drove to Crater Lake, and snowshoed there.

I want to try the Boundary Springs Trail again. I saw this sign, but couldn’t read it. Apparently this is where we should have turned to get to Boundary Springs.

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Klamath-Siskiyou Photo Contest Rogue Wilderness Adventures

Several months ago I entered the Klamath-Siskiyou Photo Contest, and even though they haven’t updated their website yet, I won! I don’t remember exactly which photo I submitted, but it may have been this one. In any event, the prize was a one-day rafting trip for two on the beautiful Rogue River with Rogue Wilderness Adventures. Today we took that trip, and my daughter took this photo of me enjoying some Class II rapids.

Speaking of contests, I’m about to enter another and need your help. Please click here and then let me know which two photos you think are my best chances to win.

Oregon creek

This creek is a tributary to the Rogue River near Galice, Oregon (northwest of Ashland).

Rogue River Gorge

On our way to Crater Lake we stopped at the Rogue River Gorge. I’ve visited this location three or four times before, but the water was coming through at a far more ferocious rate than I have previously witnessed.

Rogue River Gorge

Photo taken in August 2008

The Rogue River Gorge is spectacular. You can walk the Rogue Gorge Trail for several miles and be treated to amazing views like this.

The trail is easy to find off of Highway 62 just north of the Union Creek Campground. Look for the Natural Bridge Viewpoint parking lot on your left. If you miss it you’ll know you have once you see the river on your left. But you probably won’t because the parking lot is clearly marked and quite large (and empty every time we have been there). If you are going to Crater Lake from Medford this is right on the way.

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