Graves Creek to Whisky Creek Cabin, Rogue River Trail - November 26, 2011
Coordinator Jane Flewelling, narration and pictures by Bill Riley

On Saturday, 26 NOV 2011, 12 Friends of the Umpqua hikers, including Kurt and Wendy from New York drove south to the Wolf Creek exit then proceeded to Grave Creek parking lot to start their hike down the Lower Rogue River.

It was fairly foggy starting out from Roseburg and going over the pass at Canyonville, but later the fog burned off and left us with a thin cirius overcast. The sun did actually peek  out twice. Again the weather was perfect.  The group made a similar hike on 6 MAR 2010, down both sides of the Rogue, and it was much warmer then.

We hiked just over 3.1 miles in to Whisky Creek Cabin. The cabin was first built around 1880 and has since been rebuilt or upgraded several times since and now is a landmark. It was interesting to try to trace the old water flumes which carried the water down from upper whiskey creek down to the river.

Although most of the group stopped for lunch around the cabin, Walt, John and Edwin did proceed on down the river another 30 minutes or so, but they didn't quite reach the coast. Distance from Grave Creek parking to Foster Bar is about 41 miles so we decided to save that for another day.


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