Rogue River (OR) - May 8-11, 2013 - 34 Miles

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Trip Itinerary:
Day 	Camp 			Bank 	Miles 
-1 	Morrison's Lodge 	Left 	-10.9
Put-in	Grave Creek 		Right	0.0
1	Black Bar Lodge		Left	8.7
2,3	Paradise Lodge		Right	23.9
Takeout	Foster Bar		Right	34.4	

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My room in Morrison's Rogue River Lodge


Sandy claims she is just standing at the lodge bar :)


Lodge dining area (we ate dinner outside)


Deck view looking towards river


Walk to boat dock


Looking back to main lodge


Early morning socialing


Our group also had 3 of the cabins


Due to lower flow, we decided to use the Grave Creek boat ramp instead of Almeda Park


Upstream from Grave Creek Bridge


Rigged and ready to go


Downstream to Grave Creek Rapid


Thomas thru Grave Creek Rapid


Al and Linda thru Grave Creek Rapid


Neil and Sandy thru Grave Creek Rapid


Jim thru Grave Creek Rapid


Ray thru Grave Creek Rapid


Entering the dory chute above Rainie Falls


Thomas thru dory chute


Thomas clears. Jim was right behind me and made it thru before I got the camera out


Ray thru dory chute


Neil and Sandy thru dory chute


Neil and Sandy clear


Al and Linda thru dory chute


Rainie Falls


Pastel rendering of photo above by budding artist Diane


Whiskey Creek Cabin


Inside cabin accoutrements


Trail directions


Whiskey Creek


Floating on to Black Bar


Below Windy Creek Chute


Lower Black Bar Falls


Below Falls


Twilight at Black Bar Lodge


Next morning


After numerous attempts at fixing the water heater for cabin G and H, we had moved last night. Note: avoid these small postage stamp cabins in the future


Passing generator shed on way to new cabin


1-4 on the lower trail, 5-8 on the upper. 4 of us took 1 and 2


Departing from Black Bar


Nice glassy wave


Thomas Guide at Battle Bar


Verification #1


Up close with nature


Passing Missouri Bar


Into China Bar Rapid


Parked at the bottom of Mule Creek


Into Mule Creek Canyon


Getting tighter


And tighter....


Checking to see if anyone got stuck


Though tight, there is a lot more room than the fall runs at 1100 CFS


Stair Creek


Eddied out below Blossom Bar


Looking downstream to Devil's Stairs


Looking back at Blossom Bar


In the Garden House again at Paradise Lodge


Pre-dinner deck socialing


Garden House on walk back from Dinner almost dark, 8:39pm ISO1600 exp. 1/10 sec., so it's kinda fuzzy :)


Deak's Peak on walk back to lodge for breakfast


Mulling over whether the hike will hurt my knee that already aches


No cattle this year, only geese


Thomas retrieves 2 chairs blown from Deak's Peak


Good Job. Ray and I saw them last year and decided it wasn't worth the effort


The rest of the group takes off hiking. Neil joins me at Deak's Peak


Enjoying the scenery


Verifcation #2


Yup, we made it


Thomas opted for the side hike to Allen and Charlie's Peak while I opted to wait in the tree shade and savour the view


More scenery


Madrone tree


I hear screaming....


Thomas made it!


Closeup


Hike part 2 after picking up lodge lunch


Staring into the clear water of Paradise Creek


Paradise Creek bridge


Afternoon socialing during the layover day


Waiting for others to clear


Gear is lowered back down


Departing Paradise


Riverside geese


Steps to the General's Cabin


Floating along


East Creek


Being buzzed by Jerry's Kids


Into the Clay Hill Still


While I did eat lunch with the group above Flora dell, I needed to get out of the heat, and moved to the shade across river


Taking pictures of shaded alcoves doesn't always work well


Flora Dell Creek


Quite the zoo at the Foster Bar takeout. Seems like everyone got there at the same time!


The tradition resumes. This year's group fleece wear revisits Ray's previous year dory chute run. Thanks Al!


USGS Flow at Grants Pass 05/08/2013 12:15 PDT 2,340 CFS 2.12' 14.5 DegC (58F)


USGS Flow at Agness 05/11/2013 12:00 PDT 3,570 CFS 3.83' 18.0 DegC (64F)


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
E-Mail:fun@galice.com


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)

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