Springtime is Here – Can You Feel the Sunshine?
The days are getting warmer here in Oregon. It’s been a long winter and we are preparing to put on our flip flops and feel that sunshine. Natural light is therapeutic and has immediate positive effects on stress, blood pressure, and the immune system. There is nothing quite like the feeling of the wilderness, and connecting to the raw, natural land around you. It just makes us feel good, and there is a reason behind that. This magnetism toward nature is genetic and deep-rooted in our DNA. Some studies recommend forest bathing regularly for emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. If you’re like us you’re looking forward to the time when we can once again spend some time on the beautiful Rogue River.
The Rogue River flows 215 miles from its headwaters in Crater Lake National Park to the Pacific Ocean in Gold Beach, Oregon. It is an attraction for rafters, hikers, fishers, and many other outdoor enthusiasts. The Wild and Scenic trail along the rogue is considered a National treasure and sections of the Rogue River are protected from development by law. The 84-mile long Wild & Scenic Lower Rogue River was one of the original rivers designated under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, and carries that title from the mouth of the Applegate River to the Lobster Creek Bridge.
The Wild and Scenic beauty of the Rogue River is a full experience. There are areas of the rogue that remain wild and unadulterated by humans. Here, the wildlife, scenery, recreation, and diverse fishing ecology combined with some of the most popular and challenging whitewater rapids are the perfect ingredients for a summer adventure.
The Wild Section of the Lower Rogue River is one of the most popular whitewater runs in the world. Unique among boating experiences, groups may float from lodge to lodge in sections of the Rogue, or camp along the banks for the full wilderness experience.
You might be wondering: Now how wild is this gonna get? Because extra care has been taken to keep the Rogue River a preserved natural wild habitat only a limited number of people are allowed through every year. And you won’t see any motorboats or traffic; in fact, there is no new development allowed so the only manmade structures that you will come across along the banks are the old fashioned lodges that were built before the law was passed in 1968.
When you come on one of our multi-day trips, you really get the best of both worlds. During the day you are fully active and engaged in the pristine wilderness of the river, then you can rest well and easy in the lodge at night so you are ready for the next day’s adventure!
We’ll be here, ready and waiting for you when it’s the right time to get back on the river.
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