Picture of the Week: A Tale of Two Trails

10 09 2012

This is another shot from the “Hopilicious Hiking Trip” I took last week with Rogue Wilderness Adventures. We would hike along the Rogue River Trail during day, then sample beer in the evening. On this trip we had the brewmaster from Ninkasi, Mark, along for the entire excursion. In this photo you see one of my fellow hikers on the trail, and one of the rafts from the “Paddles and Pints” trip on the river just below. Paddles and Pints is the whitewater rafting version of the hiking trip, also run by Rogue Wilderness Adventures. Click on image for larger view.





Picture of the Week: Rafting the Wild and Scenic Rogue River

23 07 2012

The Rogue River in southern Oregon is one of the original 8 to be included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Last week I spent 4 days and 3 nights rafting and kayaking it as part of assignment for Northwest Travel Magazine. The trip, courtesy of Rogue Wilderness Adventures, was almost indescribably beautiful and inspiring. Which is bad news if you’re a travel writer. This picture is a particularly scenic spot called Mule Creek Canyon. You can click on the photo for a larger view.