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Aug 25, 2005 - Running the Rogue -- and exploring other inland waterways

8/23/05 Today was our day to "run the Rogue" - from our pickup point at the Four Seasons RV park to a point approximately 52 miles upstream from Gold Beach and return. This is called the "104 mile trip". There's also a "60" and an "80" mile trip. But we suspected all the "good stuff" would be as far upstream as our craft was permitted to go. The top part of the river run is reserved for boats no longer than 32 feet in length. And only six permits per day are issued for the longer run upstream. As it turns out Jerry's (the "red boats") has...

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Aug 16, 2005 - Day 11 - Mountains and Lava Fields

Day 11 Tuesday, August 16 They have a saying in Oregon (or should have): "To go anywhere, you have to go through the mountains." We left Redmond about 7:30. I thought Ray was finally becoming sensible when he passed up the turn to the scenic highway to pull into a new subdivision. Then he did a u-turn and I realized he just wanted a running start. We took the scenic route out of Sisters through Willamette National Forest and the lava fields. During the Depression, as one of the Works projects, they actually built a lookout post out of the...

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Jun 1, 2005 - Old Stompin' Grounds

Oh Boy, we are going to get farther behind if we keep up the schedule we have started...hehe....but then, who cares! - This is fun! We relaxed around the campfire last night after going out to a 50's place for ice cream Sundays. I could get used to this kind of life with no work and no worries. We needed to break camp this morning and then went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. If anyone remembers Kieko, the whale from the movie "Free Willy", he was kept at this aquarium when they got him from Mexico and later set him free in his homeland....

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May 20, 2005 - Coos Bay, Oregon

We left Gold Beach and headed north to Coos Bay, Oregon. The drive was uneventful...until our GPS system told us to turn left. We were off on a small private road that kept getting more and more narrow. When we finally reached a point where an oncoming car couldn't squeeze around us we stopped. As we spoke to the driver of the other car she told us that all that lay ahead was her driveway and no room to turn around! So we disconnected the tow cars and Doug and Rick had to back up to a point wide enough to turn around. Pam and I drove the...

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