Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vacation Photos: Rogue River/Crater Lake

After basking in the goodness of Portland, we drove down to the Rogue River in Southern Oregon to spend a night camping with some friends driving up from San Francisco on their way back to Washington. The campsite was amazing, but it had already been claimed by 5 million mosquitoes, a fact that did not become apparent until it was too late. After a night of mosquito swatting and realizing that two people can not, in fact, sleep comfortably in the back of a Subaru Forester, we headed back home with stops at Crater Lake and at Toketee Falls in the Umpqua National Forest. The scenery and the friends made the 40-something (not even kidding) mosquito bites well worth it.

The Rogue Rover at Natural Bridge Campground

The campground was originally established by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s; many of these original stoves are still around, although most are not in useable condition.

Farther down (up?) the Rogue River.

Crater Lake looks just like in pictures, only way bigger.

An extremely leaky wooden aquaduct at the Toketee Falls trailhead.

Toketee Falls