|That's us in the middle alongside the Rogue River.|
|The area is full of geese and no one feeds them, but they don't leave. This is just one of the families.|
Their poop is bigger than Lexie's. Campground management cleans this area every single day.
Our thorough exploration of Rogue River City resulted in these photographs:
|I don't know what's with the rooster in this mural.|
|The bridge is arched with cable supports. It's real pretty. Campground is about 1/2 mile downstream.|
|And you thought the Bee Gees were from Australia.|
|I've not seen any real bears, just a few of this kind 'round Rogue River|
|Dressed for success.|
We came upon a nice riverside park with a pedestrian bridge where we took Lexie for a long walk. The Rogue River is among the nation's top rivers for "mild to moderate" and "moderate to wet" rafting and businesses offering those services are plentiful. The Rogue River, it turns out, is also unique in that it provides an increasingly rare clean running river for the Chinook salmon to spawn.
|Taken from the pedestrian bridge. The Rogue River.|
|Life size sculpture of a Chinook salmon. |
Life size sculpture of a wayner.
When the Chinook salmon eggs hatch, the baby salmon slowly make their way downstream, eating tiny aquatic insects and growing to be 1" to 3" long. When the young salmon reach the mouth of the river (the estuary) they go on out into the ocean where they will live 2 to 4 years. Then the young salmon make their way back upstream to spawn their own eggs.
For every 1,000 eggs laid, approximately one adult salmon will survive to spawn. To return upriver, the salmon will navigate 70 rapids, conquer the 15' high Rainie Falls and high velocity canyons along the Rogue River.
|Reading all about it.|