Upper Rogue - Union Creek to Rogue Gorge 6-4-18

Photos by Bob

12 hikers set out from Rite Aid at 8:30 am for a 150 mile RT to the Upper Rogue. To our surprise we welcomed back our leader, John Kerr from his family trip to Canada. The weather was wonderful reaching the 60s and calm.

The setting was gorgeous on the trail with many wild flowers including some new and unexpected sightings. Besides many of the popular Spring flowers from recent hikes, today we added Candy Cane, Bear Grass, and three varieties of Dogwood.

We left a shuttle car in the Natural Bridge parking lot and continued up to the Union Creek lot to begin our trek. The shaded trail along Union Creek was soft with pine needles and dappled with sunlight. As the creek fed into the Rogue we thrilled to nature's beauty and the rhythms of the water.

For lunch we went out on the precipice overlooking the Rogue Gore and were awed by the power of the river rushing through the gore.

For refreshments we stopped at Becky's for beer and fries for our fearless leader and pie for others.

It was a good day.

Rich

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