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Old 08-19-2013   #1
 
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Rogue - That great campfire smell without all of the hard work

Launched 8/16. The smoke was tolerable. Camps on the left bank were closed from below Wildcat to below Quail Cr. Battle Bar appeared untouched. A fire break had been carved up the hill at Missouri Cr.

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Thanks for the update and the pics. It looks like the Rogue endured a lot better than I feared. With only twenty percent contained, I hope we've seen the worst of it.
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Thanks for the update and the pics. It looks like the Rogue endured a lot better than I feared. With only twenty percent contained, I hope we've seen the worst of it.
Me too! I launch in 17 days!
I'm assuming there are no campfires allowed?
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Just got off too...we saw a fire spark up at rivers edge from Upper Kelsey Camp late night and burn out quick....appeared to be lots of actively smoking hotspots too....fyi-- if you are thinking of heading out - make sure you learn your restrictions as lots of camps are closed which will affect your timing for travel. I heard Bear Camp Rd. almost opened on Sun per Cougar Store but not sure. Still National Guard at both ends. Overall good air conditions but be aware of change....seemed liked the river really benefitted from this one in term of cleaning up the brush in spots. Lots of bear sightings but not us and of course more mishaps at Blossom...
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Me too! I launch in 17 days!
I'm assuming there are no campfires allowed?
no campfires allowed indeed
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I'm assuming there are no campfires allowed?
I am not even sure that charcoal is allowed. Better check with BLM Rand.
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Actually, I'm not planning to take a cooler full of ice, firepan or D.O.
Just keep it simple this time, with single burner stove and easy meals.
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Hey thanks for the updates and pictures guys, great to see how it looks. I think I'm gonna try and get a Summer permit this year and maybe take the wife and me, we'll see how it goes...
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Here is a photo of how Zane Gray's cabin was protected during the fire taken by one of the river guides that was ushering fire crews down the river.
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We rowed the Rogue Aug 15-18 and it was one of the most memorable summer trips I've had there. Our put in day was the last of the quiet launch days before groups got their trips reorganized and rescheduled following the opening. There were only 5 groups and around 30 people total launching that day Glad to see fire doing its thing in the Rogue canyon. From my observations, talking to fire crews, and following the Big Windy Complex on Inciweb, this has been primarily a low intensity fire consuming ground fuels and brush, with limited torching on trees. We saw 12 bears, all just being bears, foraging for berries, etc. Also saw numerous river otters. There were clusters of firefighter activity at Lower Horseshoe Bend, Winkle Bar, and Mule Creek. I second the other comments about thinking through your trip schedule and campsite selection - with many campsites closed, it changes the use pattern. No wood fires, no charcoal fires allowed right now. Flow was 1820 cfs at Grants Pass. Middle Chute at Rainey Falls was perfect level! Carnage at Blossom Bar with a spectacular raft wrap (nobody hurt), yard sale of gear floating on down the river.
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