We left the hot weather in Chico, California and headed towards Oregon to one of Oregon's nicest state parks, the Rogue River State Park. It was a risk because these parks fill of up quickly. and we did not have reservations. I say nicest, only because I haven't been to that many Oregon state parks. Normally, we wouldn't stay in a state park but the weather has been hot enough, that the AC is almost a necessity. With Joel being domiciled in Oregon and a Vet, he is able to stay in Oregon State Parks for free. Free is good.
The Rogue River State Park is located adjacent to a Rest Area off of I-5, which is a down side due to road noise, but the park is located on the river with wonderful bike and walking paths which I enjoyed.
The main purpose of our stop was to get the new truck (which we purchased in Nevada,) registered in Oregon, so on Tuesday our fist stop was to the DMV in Grants Pass. All the paper work was presented to the DMV but we were told that they needed additional paperwork from the dealership in Nevada. A call to the dealership confirmed they would overnight the addtional paperwork so we could register the truck. While we were in Grants Pass we booked a dinner jet boat trip up to Hells Gate on the Rogue River. More on that later.
On Wednesday we took a day trip up Highway 62 towards the Upper Rogue River. Highway 62 is also a scenic byway and continues on to Crater Lake. We didn't go that far, as we both have been to Crater Lake and if I go again, I want to spend a little more time there.
The North Fork of the Rogue River is gorgeous. The following are just a few of the photos I took. I think my old Canon Power Shot G9 is getting tired because the photos are not coming out as sharp as they used to. It's almost 8 years old so I guess its time to start thinking about a new camera. Anyway, the shots of the Rogue do not do justice to the river in real life.
We stopped at a Rogue River View Point and viewed the river from the bridge and then walked up river a little.
We returned back to the State Park and tomorrow we will get the truck registered and take the boat trip up to Hells Gate.