We left California today and drove about 80 miles to Grants Pass, Oregon. We will be here for a few weeks. Our campsite is near the beautiful Rogue River. It is so full of trees, the sites are all made to fit around the trees, making them look really strange. We do have a nice grassy yard on the side and we are only a short walk from the Rogue River.
When Congress first passed legislation to preserve America's wild rivers, Oregon's Rogue River was among the first to receive protection as a Wild & Scenic river. It's a wild country and wildlife is everywhere; more wildlife than you're likely to see from the water anywhere in the lower 48 states. Hellgate Canyon alone is home to black bears, raccoons, river otters, deer, mink, salmon, trout, osprey, blue heron and bald eagles. We are hoping to have a huge critter list when we leave here. We are hoping to see Crater Lake again, last time we visited it was covered with snow. The temperature is in the eighties, we are hoping to see the lake in full blue color. Check back later for more from Oregon.