After an early dinner at Beckie's (reported in yesterday's post) we drove north about 500 yards to the parking area for the Rogue River Gorge. The Rogue, of course, is designated a Wild and Scenic River, and is often known for the jet boats that originate at Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast.
At the head of the gorge, the river splits around an island of basalt boulders. Not knowing this, we failed to walk the full gorge trail. But what we saw was splendid. The gorge itself narrows to as little as 10 feet across, and spreads up to 45 feet in places.
Professional photographers admit that the light in the gorge is tricky making it difficult to convey some of the most interesting features. Here are some of the pictures we captured. More can be found in our web album, 2013 Rogue Gorge.
|This tube is partially blocked, but gives the appearance of a cave.|
|This one has partially collapsed.|