The Rogue is alive and well
Just got off a 5 day trip on the Rogue this afternoon. Other than some relatively minor fire damage between Big Windy and Winkle Bar, everything seemed to be intact within the river corridor. Lots of Bear, some smoke, a fair amount of helicopter activity from Tyee to Black Bar lodge and probably the fewest number of people on the river I've ever seen. Only three groups launched on our day, one of which was a guided lodge trip, so they were no where to be seen at the camps. Awesome. We did get hit with some rain the last hour before the take-out this morning, so hopefully that will assist in putting out the fire.
FYI- There was a fairly sizable downed log in a riffle below Winkle Bar with some branches sticking up. It looks like it reaches out about half way across the river channel from the left bank. Just be aware and stay right if you plan on hitting the river from here on out this season.