|This trail sign has seen better days|
The first half mile was a steady descending trail into sparsely wooded forests due to the volcanic soil. Trees were down on the ground everywhere except across the trail (for now). We came to the Boundary Springs Trail intersection but continued on the Upper Rogue River trail. We have hiked the Boundary Springs Trail a few times and highly recommend it. Not only it is a beautiful hike, but it gives you the chance to see where the Rogue River begins as water gushes out of the rocks -literally!
|Downed trees were everywhere at the beginning of our hike|
|Upper Rogue River Canyon - a long ways down!|
|The upward view was also amazing!|
|Katie working it to get some jerky during our lunch break|
|Rough Rider falls in 2011|
Glenn & Carol
P.S. In addition to the Upper Rogue River hike, we have hiked numerous times at the Jacksonville Woodland Trails and also at Valley of the Rogue State Park enjoying the Autumn colors. We are fast approaching the 300 mile mark for the year (276 currently), an amount that a few years ago seemed impossible to hike within one year.