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    Whiskey Creek on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, Oregon

    Greetings,

    My daughter, my neighbor, and I went out for a quick in and out on the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River in Oregon. We hiked 3.2 miles to the Whiskey Creek campsite where we set up our three hammocks: two Hennesys and one Amazon Mosquito. The weather was perfect. We had bright sunshine which was really nice once we stopped walking, but it was a bit warm during the hike on the exposed canyon walls.



    For those of you who don't know, the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River is closed to all motorized traffic. There are only two ways to travel, raft or foot, and they control the number of boats on the water with a lottery system so the early hikeable sites are often empty.

    Whiskey creek camp is an idea site. Plenty of large, well separated trees for hammocks and lots of open flat ground for those silly tent people whom we tolerate.




    The Rogue river meanders close by while Whiskey Creek itself rushes into it with clear, cold water. Someday I hope to raft and then hike the entire length of 40 miles. Rafting should be fun, there are sections with serious rapids.

    At night, it dropped to about 52 at the very coldest and we had one of the best star gazing experiences I've ever had. My daughter and I slept like rocks while our friend, new to hammocking, managed to invert himself and find that he was sleeping on the bugnet with the sleeping bag wrapped around him like an anaconda. I'm working on converting him to quilts

    All in all, an excellent trip.

    FreeTheWeasel





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    Looks like a great place to be. Thanks for taking us there.

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    Great pics and report, thanks for sharing.
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    Looks AWESOME.... I love seeing other areas of the country... Hope to get out west again this coming year...
    Happy Hangin'

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    Very nice report and pictures!
    Terry

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    That's some great hammocking country down there in southwest Oregon...except for poison oak vines climbing trees.

    I love southern Oregon! Lots of trees to hang from, diversity of plant species, nice, long, hot, dry summers yet snow in the winter up high, lots of public land, lots of deer, turkeys, mountain quail and grouse, far away from big cities so the wilds aren't crowded like say, Mt Hood. But that poison oak is awful stuff. Put on the earth by The Devil.

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    Terrific! and with your daughter as well .... what a bonding trip.
    Looks mighty pretty there.
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