June 2 evening through June 4 morning
After we left Crater Lake National Park, we had to figure out where to go next. Always a possibility when you don’t have any firm plans or reservations. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway through the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest seemed promising.
We stopped at Farewell Bend National Forest Campground. It was a beautiful campground with some sites right on the Rogue River.
Because of the large snow pack this year, the river was running really high.
We had a quiet night. Next day went on a hike from the campground.
Our campground was upstream of Rogue River Gorge.
The terrain in this area was volcanic in origin. This led to a number of interesting natural features along this part of the Rogue River.
Although the river right by our campsite was wide and relatively shallow, the river is forced through a natural gorge becoming very fast and violent.
If you keep following the trail, you also see
We kept following the trail because we wanted to see:
The Hidden River
Along with the Natural Bridge
However, there was nothing to see.
But it was a great hike. The river was pretty amazing.
On our way back, we stopped for ice cream.
We were really tired by the time we got back. We had a low key evening.