Rogue River (OR) - May 14-17, 2014 - 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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Dock view at Morrison's Lodge


Except for our group of 4, the lodge is empty


Rigging next morning at Grave Creek


Ray and Grave Creek Bridge


Rainie Falls


Below Rainie Falls


3 shot Rainie Falls panorama


Falls closeup - no signs of salmon


Into the Dory Chute


Into the Dory Chute #2


Jim taking pictures below Dory Chute


Lunchtime shade stop. Very hot today! Upper 90's


Below Tyee Rapid


Tyee Rapid #2


Below Wildcat


Al takes pictures below Windy Chute


Jim and Al floating along


Upper Black Bar Falls


Into Upper Black Bar Falls


Lower Black Bar Falls


Black Bar cabins C and D this year. Oddly no other guests this year


Ray reviews the day's events


Standard Bambi company


Spring House (beer cooler)


Getting ready to go next morning


On the water at 9:39am, praying for cooler temps today


Jim clears Horseshoe Bend


At low levels, this rapid is a tight fit


Kelsey Canyon area


Above Battle Bar


Battle Bar escaped last year's Big Windy Wildfire burning along miles of the left bank


Missouri Bar lunch stop. End of burn area


Another water break and picture break


Looking up Mule Creek


Mule Creek panorama


Ray looks excited


Into Mule Creek Canyon


Canyon tightens


Good spacing


Above Narrows


Looking back towards the very turbulent Teapot


Stair Creek


Below Blossom Bar


Al checks out Paradise Creek


Paradise luggage tram loaded


Pre-dinner conversation


Al saunters back to the Garden House after an excellent dinner


Next morning the outfitter support boats are gone and we have the place to ourselves


The Paradise lodge trail is so much better than the Black Bar one


Well stated


Starting the way up to Deak's Peak


View from Deak's Peak


Shaded siesta chair. While napping I was awakened by a "I think I'm lost" which was a newbie (but older) USFS ranger looking for the Gleason Bar outhouse to replace the toilet paper


Self verification


Doesn't look as steep in the picture :)


Sparse Indian Paintbrush flora at the peak


Looking over to Charlie and Allen Peak. Still no desire to go


Back down to Paradise Creek for lunch


Pool reflection


Downstream


The rest of the group joined on their return from their upstream hike


Heading off on my own upstream hike segment


Devil's Stairs view


Had some unintentional excitement here yesterday where the water pillows on the cliff wall


Downstream


Pillow closeup


Paradise deck is shady, quiet and empty


Little known fact - People can lie in a hammock without falling out


Morning view from Garden House


Awaiting the lodge luggage pickup


Tram reloaded and on the way down


On the water again at exactly 10:00am


So ends another pleasant stay at Paradise


General's Stairs at East Creek


East Creek


Huggins Canyon


Canada geese shot


Tate Creek


Thru the Clay Hill Still


One of many creeks in the 'Still'. The 'wind machine' was turned on for the last part :)


Peyton Riffle lattice


Short break before Foster Bar takeout and return home


This year's group fleece wear. Thanks Al!


USGS Flow at Grants Pass 05/14/2014 12:15 PDT 15.6C 3,000 CFS 2.56'


USGS Flow at Agness 05/14/2014 12:00 PDT 15.6C 3,870 CFS 4.00'


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)

Last Update 21-May-14