Upper Rogue - Wodruff Bridge to Bridge to Nowhere 10-8-18

Photos by Barry, Bob and Rich - Video by Barry

What started as a damp, cloudy day ended with the sun breaking through the clouds to provide light on radiant Fall colors.

About 15 of us enjoyed this hike along the Rogue, which is always one of the favorites of the year. From Woodruff Bridge we went about two miles up river to the precipice overlooking the Rogue Gorge. A powerful force of water thundered through the gorge impressing all viewers. Then we continued to the 3.5 mile sign at Natural Bridge where I let the rest of the group catch up. We saved all the wondrous sights around Natural Bridge until after lunch and continued another mile to the Bridge to Nowhere. We crossed the bridge and entered the moss covered path to Viani Falls for lunch.

After a relaxing lunch capped off with home grown grapes and chocolate we headed back down river. First time viewers of the river's power boring perfect round holes and caves in solid rock were amazed. And water rushed through lava tubes and under rocks creating the Natural Bridge that early natives used for thousands of years to cross the Rogue. Awe inspiring!

Upon returning to the cars some sought refreshments at Becky's while others chose Phil's Frosty.

Another memorable hike.

Rich

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