Rogue River Jet Boat – II
The 80 mile (129 km) trip included some really mild rapids (that’s mild-with an M not a W). There is a longer 104 mile (167 km) trip that adds some wilder rapids. I opted for the shorter version not wanting to leave the pup with neighbors for that long.
Some lovely serene country here with a rare cabin in places that were grandfathered in when it was designated a scenic river area.
This time of year you can see how shallow the water is by the water stains on the rocks. This is also part of the mild rapids section we navigated. The water level drops once the snow melt is gone from the mountains and there’s precious little rain during the summer months. Then we make up for it in the rainy winter months.Plenty of water for a kayak though. This guy asked to be sprayed by the boat to cool off. The further we went inland, away from the ocean, the warmer it got. It’s why we try to dress in layers around here.
I try to imagine how serene and peaceful this might be without the roar of the motor boats or jet boats.
I bet this little trickle becomes a far more impressive waterfall come springtime.The only critter I happened to see on the trip…. I missed an otter and a deer that appeared on the other side of the boat. That rock really doesn’t look like a comfortable place to perch, but it didn’t seem to faze this harbor seal, nor did our boat. The locals aren’t too fond of these guys because of all the fish they catch.Back into the fog again as we approached the harbor where it cooled down enough to please me.
Just another bit of trivia…. parts of the movie The River Wild (1994) with Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon were shot on this river.