Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day Trip - Stop #4 - Rouge Gorge

Truth be told, you don't even have to get in your car, which should still be parked in Beckie's parking lot, in order to reach stop #4.  You can just walk along the roadside until you reach the turn for the Rogue Gorge overview.  And really, you might want to walk off that pie so there's room for dinner later.  Remember too, life is short so eat dessert first.  It's a good rule to live by.

So here we are at our last stop of the day, stop #4, the Rogue Gorge overview and as I was looking for statistics to dazzle you with, I came across a site for The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, a 172-mile drive along the north Umpqua and Upper Rogue rivers  in the heart of the Cascade Mtns.  Next time we have a day (or two) off, guess where we're headed?  Don't worry, I'll bring you along for the ride... well, after the fact anyway.

But I digress, back to the gorge. I'll post a couple of links for those of you who want to read more about it, but suffice it to say the views of the gorge are stunning!  The statistic I remember most is that 410,000 gallons of water rush through every minute.  Although I have photos, it's the sound of the rushing water that impresses one the most.  So, I found this on youtube for your listening pleasure.  Near the end of the video the photographer pulls back and you can see more of the gorge.

The top of the gorge.

The gorge.
See the stump?  It has bark on the top, never seen anything like it before. 
We have reached the end of our day trip.  I hope you enjoyed it.  It's maybe a tad bit more than an hour-long drive back to Abigail's.  Should be back in time to relax on the front porch with a glass of wine or beverage of your choice before heading downtown for dinner.  Did you remember to get a slice of pie to go, for dessert?

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