Last weekend hiking along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River my friend Chad and I had a lottery winning adventure, rolling the dice and coming up big, pulling the slots and getting the jackpot, taking hundreds of pics of whitewater for a treasured handful of Pacific Salmon at their finest, displaying raw power, determination, skills, and pure energy. These fish inspire and amaze me, you’ll be hearing more about them in the coming months. Their lifecycle journey from birth to death is an amazing one, look up the word ’anadromous’ to get you started on your knowledge quest.
Weather was great, wildlife abundant, osprey diving and nabbing fish from the rapids, heron lurking on the shore nabbing fish from the rapids, river otters cruising the current nabbing fish. We spotted the reclusive Northwest shin-scraped heavy day-pack hominid, as well as two Whyte Nynsha sightings just before the sunlight left the narrow river gorge.
Chad supplied the educational info for the trip and I learned a lot on everything from salmon lifecycles to history of the Rogue. Chad is leading the charge to keep the Rogue groovin’ and movin’ to ensure all the rivers users and cruisers, flora and fauna, waters and banks, stick around in good health and enjoy each other’s company for the next few centuries. Learn more by clicking on these colorful words!