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Rogue River (OR) - May 10-12, 2007 - 38 Miles

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Trip Itinerary:
Day 	Camp 			Bank 	Miles 
Put-in	Almeda Bar 		Left	0.0
1	Black Bar Lodge		Left	12.6
2	Half Moon Bar Lodge	Left	28.1
Takeout	Foster Bar		Right	38.0	

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Dinner at the Laughing Clam in Grants Pass2

Ray and Thomas kibitz prior to breakfast and shuttle arrangement at Galice Lodge

Galice has it's own private launch

Filling out the self-issue permit at Rand (last weekend before permit season)2

It's the Almeda Park public launch for us. Oregon now charges $2 /vehicle

Above Grave Creek Rapid

Thomas into Grave Creek Rapid

Al into Grave Creek Rapid

Bill below Grave Creek2

Below Grave Creek Rapid

Around Sanderson Island

Group float above Rainie2

Bill somewhere above Rainie3

Rainie Falls panorama

Main falls close-up

Al starts down far-right dory chute

Bill thru Dory Chute2

Thomas thru Dory Chute2

Ray thru Dory Chute2

Thomas thru dory chute #1

Thomas thru dory chute #2

Ray thru dory chute #1

Ray thru dory chute #2

Ray bounces down the dory chute3

Windy Creek

Ray floating along

Some damn rapid

Lower Black Bar Fall (at odd angle...). Eventually I will master the technique of focus first, then push the full shutter button. I rushed to get the hands on the oars and straighten out before I went over the falls

WMV Movie - Thomas thru Lower Black Bar Falls

Black Bar Lodge Cabin #1 (Al and Ray), and #2 in distance (Thomas and Bill)

Lounging in front of Black Bar Lodge

Pre-dinner relaxing at Black Bar2

Fuzzy non-flash shot inside Black Bar Lodge

Return trip from rafts for added 'refreshments'

Morning visit from friendly bambis...2

At Black Bar Lodge, waiting for the breakfast bell...

Thru Horseshoe Bend

More drifting along...

Battle Bar

Even more drifting...

Ray takes it easy at the Zane Gray stop2

Missouri Bar. This group raced by us to get to camp at noon

Ray approaches China Bar Rapid

Rogue River Ranch area is packed to the max.!

Into Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon #2

Mule Creek Canyon #3

Mule Creek Canyon #4

Mule Creek Canyon #5

Mule Creek Canyon #6

Thru Mule Creek Canyon2

Bill in Mule Creek Canyon3

Below Stair Creek Falls

Exiting Mule Creek Canyon

Blossom Bar

Blossom Bar scallop rock close-up

Blossom Bar scout area

High water log placement below Blossom Bar

Blossom Bar - Al

Blossom Bar - Thomas

Devil's Stairs

Devil's Stairs #2

Paradise Lodge

Arrival at Half Moon Bar Lodge dock

Huggins cabin from relaxing hammock

Inside Huggins cabin

Inside Huggins cabin #2

Al and Ray are starting with apple martinis

Al is mixing mine (to my regret...)

Half Moon Bar Lodge

Ray claims the hammock later threw him out

Thomas relaxes inside Half Moon Bar

Outside Half Moon Bar Lodge

Wildcat and Winkle cabins

Half Moon Bar Lodge canine resident

Primitive golfing. Luckily no windows were broken

Dinner at Half Moon Bar Lodge

Next Morning before breakfast

Top of Half Moon Bar Lodge "luggage" carrier

Half Moon Bar Lodge jet boat

Half Moon Bar Lodge dock got more crowded after our arrival

Luggage is shuttled back down carrier

Tate Creek

One of many jet boats on the Rogue below Blossom Bar

Another jet boat waits for the rafts to clear

Clay Hill Lodge

Falls in the Clay Hill Still

Attempt at wildlife close-up

Derigging at Foster Bar is done3

This year's T-shirt pretty much sums up the attitude....

USGS Flow at Grants Pass 05/10/2007 12:00 2.85' 3,450 CFS

USGS Flow at Agness 05/10/2007 12:00 4.48' 4,770 CFS 16.8 DegC (62F) Water

In case you were wondering who did the vehicle shuttle for us:
The Galice Resort
11744 Galice Road
Merlin, OR 97532
541-476-3818 or fax: 541-471-0188

  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 2048x1536 SQ1, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Olympus C-5000 Digital Photography by Al Mickelson (5.0 MP, 2560x1920, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  3. Digital Photography by Thomas Mercer

Last Update 3-Nov-07