Travelling one of Oregon's Scenic Byways towards Crater Lake, we come across the Rogue River Gorge, just prior to the turn off to the West entrance to Crater Lake National Park.
A pathway from the parking lot led us to the gorge. Immediately upon opening the doors of the car, the roar of water is evident. Falls cannot be far away; and sure enough, less than a quarter mile down this path, we come to a cascade of water.
With two cameras clicking away, it didn't take long to have plenty of photos!
Signs along the way explaine the history of the gorge and point out things to look for.
Even the wild life is evident, if only in pint size!
The falls are dramatic, however, and the setting idyllic.
The following picture shows the little bridge built for the footpath, along with ferns and flora.
Every conceivable hue of green is present, and perhaps somewhat evident in this, my personal favorite picture of the gorge.
While walking back to our car, I noticed this not so unusual stump; however, I was wrong. The stump is highly unusual as it is still alive, having grafted its roots to the tree beside it. The sign at the end explains this phenomenon.
Now it's time for Crater Lake!
For further information visit the Southern Oregon Visitor's Association
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