Hot ‘nuf for ya?

Hot ‘nuf for ya?

When the temperature hits 119, there are only two places to be: somewhere else or on the river.

We were on the river.

Day One – Argo to Tyee Camp

[Grants Pass High Temperature: 100º]

Beating the heat on the river
Under the Easy-Up
TL Gabe takes a break in the Rogue River

Tyee Camp is hot when it’s snowing. Fortunately we had our sturdy Easy-Up (and the river). Intrepid Trip Leader Gabe barbequed the tri-tip and then took some time to unbarbeque himself.

Day Two – Tyee Camp to Upper Missouri

[Grants Pass High Temperature: 104º]

JUmping off the rock at Big Windy on the Rogue River
Playing in Missouri Creek on the Rogue River
Reading up Missouri Creek on the Rogue River

Up at 5:30, on the river at 8:00, and in the shade of Missouri Creek Camp in time for lunch; even had time to jump off the rock at Big Windy.

Day Three – Upper Missouri to Upper Tacoma

[Grants Pass High Temperature: 111º]

Lunch in East Creek on the Rogue River
Floating some ideas around on the Rogue River
Deflated moment on the Rogue River

On the river early so we could have lunch and spend the afternoon up the ever-refreshing East Creek; floated some chips and ideas around at camp; (and a small setback at Coffee Pot – For the record: six rafts reported major rips in their back right tubes sustained at Coffee Pot that day.)

Day Four – Upper Tacoma to Foster Bar (Fester Bar?)

[Grants Pass High Temperature: 115º]

Jumping into the Rogue River at Flora Dell
Staying cool at Flora Dell Creek on the Rogue River
119 degrees on the dashboard

A day of refreshment at Flora Dell. The shuttle driver said it was 120, but we all know that shuttle drivers exaggerate.

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