Rogue River (OR) - May 11-14, 2016 - 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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Group dinner shot at Morrison's Lodge2

Vehicles parked for later shuttle pickup

Grave Creek launch area

Jet Boat down from Grants Pass. As far as they can go...

Into Grave Creek Rapid

Al and Linda below Grave Creek Rapid

Above Rainie Falls

Main falls

Stitched 4 frame panorama at Rainie Falls - 3100 CFS flow

Verification photo thru the dory chute2

Thomas at the bottom of the dory chute. All boats made it thru without getting stuck

Off and running again below falls

Side hike up to Whisky Creek cabin

Al signs guest register

Checking out cabin contents

Parked below Howard Creek

Bambi relaxes in the shade

Oil-water rendering of photo above by budding artist Diane

Upper Black Bar

Lower Black Bar Falls

Departing Black Bar next morning. Our group of 6 stayed in cabins E,F, and G, but I didn't take any pictures of them

The beloved Black Bar river access

Below Black Bar

Eddy out at Horsehoe Bend

Lower part of Horsehoe Bend

Eagle closeup

Lots of short entertaining drops on the Rogue

Annual stop to make sure Battle Bar is still standing

My favorite outhouse

Missouri Bar lunch stop

Parked at Mule Creek

Into the canyon

Mule Creek Canyon tightens

The Narrows

Below Coffeepot

Stair Falls

Group shot

Blossom Bar

Jim and Sherry ready to enter

Devil's Stairs Rapid

Paradise Creek

Evening view from Garden House

Looking down to lodge on morning hike

Verification photo at Deak's Peak

Paradise has some new handcrafted dining tables. I took this picture while picking up the pack lunches for part 2 of the day's hike

Looking upstream to Devil's Stairs Rapid

Hiking along the canyon trail with Thomas

From rocks above Blossom Bar

Other hikers wandering out to share the view. They are arriving from Marial Lodge and will be at Paradise Lodge tonight with us

Blossom Bar entrance

Jill from Ashland along with Thomas and I doing lunch. Forget to get her email address to send the link to this web page

Bridge view of creek

Back at Paradise Creek

Group waiting for morning luggage pickup under the new much discussed pergola. Our first Garden House visit was 2008, when it was brand new. In 2007 we had used Half Moon Bar before it was closed

Jim wandered into my picture as I was taking a shot of the loaded tram

On the water again

Until next year ...

Stop at General's Cabin

East Creek

In the Clay Hill Still. Some wind, but tolerable

Regroup at the 'lattice rocks' below Peyton Riffle wating for Al and Jim to catch up

Arrival at Foster Bar takeout. Overcast and chilly. Not the normal baking in the sun and sweating while derigging

USGS Flow at Grants Pass 05/11/2016 12:00 PDT 13.6C (56F) 3,130 CFS 2.73'
The trips are beginning to blend together: 2015 was 2080 CFS, 2014 was 3000 CFS, 2013 was 2340 CFS, 2012 was 4480 CFS, 2011 was 5220 CFS,
2010 was 2670 CFS, 2009 was 4110 CFS, 2008 was 6110 CFS, 2007 was 3450 CFS, 2006 was 4630 CFS

USGS Flow at Agness 05/11/2016 12:00 PDT 15.8C (60F) 4,960 CFS 4.58'

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)
  2. Olympus Stylus 725SW Digital Photography by Jim McCool (7.1 MP, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 29-Dec-16