Join us for this trip that combines the rugged Rogue River with the lovely lodges found on its banks. The Rogue was federally protected from any future development in 1968, but the existing lodges were allowed to continue operating. Only a handful of them remain open today, making them rarer than the black bears, but on this 3 day trip you'll get to spend your nights on the river at these scenic hideaways.
The first night will be at Black Bar Lodge, in rustic, yet pleasant cabins complete with heat and hot water. Relax next to the roaring fire in the main lodge with a book or card game, before sharing a full family-style meal with the fellow guests. You'll head out on the river in the morning after a country style breakfast of ham, eggs, fruit, and golden brown, fluffy pancakes.
Rafting on to Paradise Lodge, you'll arrive in the afternoon to bask in the sunshine for horseshoes, volleyball, or frisbee golf. Relax in your peaceful room before rejoining the group for local wines, microbrews, and hors d'oeuvres before another scrumptious meal. Drift off to sleep sans TV or cell phones to interrupt your dreams. You'll head out again by raft in the morning and reach the take out shortly after lunch time.
What: Rough and Ready Creek | From the Mountains to the Sea | Movie Premiere When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:30 - 11 PM Where: Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street, Portland, Ore. How: Come on down, grab a beer, and enjoy! Bringing attention to American Rivers Most Endangered Rivers list, adventurer, guide, and photographer Nate Wilson embarked on a journey to showcase the beauty of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. From a grueling hike to the head waters of Rough and Ready Creek, and...
Today, due to the threat of nickel strip mining in their respective tributaries, American Rivers has placed the Rogue and Smith Rivers on the 2015 Most Endangered Rivers List. The following is an account of our expedition to document the effect that strip mining would have on the waterways and communities downstream. Lost and surrounded by vegetation so thick that I could not even fall over, it was hard to imagine the ridge line we were walking is imminently threatened by anything human made. Yet, as...