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Rogue River (OR) - May 11-14, 2011 - 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
2,3	Paradise Lodge		Right	27.5
Takeout	Foster Bar		Right	38.0	

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Final rigging at Almeda Bar

The trip has already "gone to the dogs..."

First jet boat sighting

Joleen with Grace and Mary Lou. It's ML's first ride

Started out warm and sunny....

But was colder, cloudy, and very windy by the time we got to Grave Creek access. Joleen and the dogs take out here

A fully loaded one-boat float. At least they look equipped

Ray enters the Dory Chute above Rainie Falls

Jim at the bottom

Below Rainie Falls

Al and Linda at the bottom

First signs of wildlife


Wasting more pixels

Overhead helicopter disturbs our peace

Dropping in bridge truss for trail repair. Your tax dollars at work

Still rowing into the headwinds

Outside Black Bar Lodge

We had the more distant Cabins 1 thru 3 this time

Looking back towards "lettered" cabins and lodge

Late evening birthday cake force-fed sugar high

5-8 uphill, 1-4 down

Wandering to the lodge for morning coffee

The hikers have a early 7:30 breakfast for a long hike to Marial Lodge

Some morning clearing

Resident Bambis

A lot of trees fell during the winter. Luckily, no major damage

Getting ready for Black Bar departure

Off and running

More wildlife closeups


Thru Horseshoe Bend


Tourist stop at Battle Bar



Missouri Bar. Toilet is now permanently out

Outfitters setup for hiker's riverside lunch

China Bar Rapids

Lower Mule Creek Camp

Into Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon

Mule Creek Canyon

End of Mule Creek Canyon

Blossom Bar scouting

Mulling over the right side, but stuck with the 'normal' left side run

Scalloped rock closeup

Below Blossom Bar

Paradise Bar docking

Starting the ride up, moments before I figured out my inclined lateral thrust exceeded the roll resistance of the cooler I was sitting on :)...

Linda claims to have photo evidence of my faux pas. Still TBD

The view from my supine position on dry bags and empty beer cans

View from the 2nd floor of the Garden House

Jim and I had Madrone again in the Garden House. Ray had Alder, and Al and Linda took Oak


Cherry blossoms at lodge

Ground is covered with them

Paradise's new cooking setup


The Garden House on the way to Deak's Peak

Level 1

Looking upsteam below Blossom

Panorama from Deak's Peak


Still traces of snow in higher hills


The "verification" photo. Taken with timer from chair arm. No one else in the group developed the ambition to do the 30 minute climb this year

Ray keeps telling me I need to check out the 'next' peak




Looking up from my chair, before my short nap...

Madrone tree


Paradise Creek


Ray and I had our packed lunch at Paradise Creek

Paradise Creek lunch spot from trail after Ray abondoned me


Rain showers started as I headed upstream, so I headed back to the lodge


Morning looks cloudy

Saturday morning departure from Paradise. Cold and overcast, but not much wind



Lower Paradise cabins

Upper Paradise Bar (normal Fall campsite) is underwater




Clay Hill Lodge




Emerging from the Clay Hill Still


Lattice Rock is mostly underwater at this level

Now some rain gets added to dampen the mood

Foster Bar takeout. Although colder and windier than previous May lodge trips, still quite enjoyable

The Rogue annual fleece wear collection expands to 4 (2008-11). Made for us by WingedStitches.com. Thanks Al!
The 5th Annual designation for 2009 is "cumulative". We went in May 2001, 2006, and 2007

USGS Flow at Grants Pass 05/11/2011 12:00 PDT 3.95 5,220 CFS 11.1 DegC (52F)

USGS Flow at Agness 05/11/2011 12:00 PDT 5.66 7,330 CFS 12.9 DegC (55F)

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, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 22-May-11