Category: Rogue River Blog

Our blog entries about the culture and nature of the area and our wonderful family here at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures.

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Experience the Beauty and History of the Rogue River Trail

Over a century ago the trails that are known today as the Rogue River National Recreational Trail were constructed for pack mules to supply miners searching for gold in Southern Oregon. Carved into rock cliffs, and sweeping down along the beautiful river, you can hike those same paths trekked by Chinook and Takelma Indians, American settlers and miners. Stretching over 40 miles from Grave Creek to Big Bend the trail provides the…

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Southern Oregon: Home of the World’s Only Bigfoot Trap

Some say Sasquatch still roams the forests of the Rogue River Valley Whether you’re a true believer or staunch skeptic, the fact is that the world’s only known Bigfoot trap resides in the forest just a few miles from Applegate Lake in Southern Oregon. Built in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team, the purpose of the trap was to prove the existence of the legendary bipedal hominid said…

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The Lower Klamath Project – Restoring Our Beautiful Rivers

Protecting Our Waterways The Rogue River isn't the only one that needs protection in our region. There was a time when Oregon and Northern California rivers produced some of the highest populations of salmon in the world. Native tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest relied on them as a staple in their diet. Numerous cultural traditions were anchored by the abundance of the salmon harvest each year. Settlers appreciated the proliferation…

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Remembering the 1964 Christmas Day Flood

The Rogue River and Morrisons Lodge Weren’t Spared. Known as one of the most severe rainstorms ever to occur in the state of Oregon, the Christmas Flood of 1964 came very close to destroying the beginnings of Morrisons Lodge. This historic event didn’t actually occur on just one day. Rather, it was the result of a series of storms between December 17, 1964, and January 7, 1965, that pummeled Oregon,…

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Internationally Rare Half-pound Steelhead are Running

Morrisons Fall Fishing Trips Deliver! Although at Morrisons, we don’t think you need one more reason to get out and enjoy the pristine waters of the Rogue River, late September marks the beginning of a rare and thrilling opportunity. Most steelhead are born in the river and trek downstream to the ocean where they remain for several years before heading back to their spawning grounds. Half-pounders are another story. Found…

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American Hero Adventures Floats the Rogue River with MRWA

"This trip was the first of its kind for us. With the help from our partners at Morrisons Rogue River Adventures, we were able to take 12 Heroes and their loved ones down the Wild & Scenic section of the Rogue River. Our Heroes rafted over 40 miles of river in a three-day period. The weather was fantastic and could not have been more cooperative. If they weren’t going through…

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How to Poop on the River

Johnny Partner, the Loo, the Dunny, the Office, the Can, the Biffy, the Head, the Comfort Station, the Lavvy, the Privy, and the eThunder Box The Groover is not as scary as it seems. Let’s get everyone up to speed on how it works!! When we go on multi-day raft trips, we often think of the fun whitewater, the epic food, the people, the guides, and the star gazing. When…

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Flora and Fauna of the Rogue River

A BRIEF HISTORY TO SET THE SCENE: People started to be drawn into the area in the mid 1800’s for a lure of told stories about gold and pelts in the area. The Native Americans who inhabited the land were friendly at first to fur trappers in the area, until a feud started when fur trappers murdered a couple of lone Indians. This began the Rogue River Wars of 1855-1856,…