Waiting for Spring

All of our winter was spent in Oregon – again. Except for two weeks that we got to escape to northern Washington just in time for the snowpocalypse.

Chuckanut, WA – February 2019

After that we wanted to quietly bring in spring (and get away from the Internet) so we spent two weeks hiding in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. I have written about the area before, and you can find that here.

This is usually a small bubbling brook, but on the first day of spring it was raging white water.

The Mr. spent his time off-grid playing with his large collection of Lego’s.

Mr. Write on the Road working hard at his travelling writing desk.
The Mrs. spends lots of time in the library nook.

I read six books, and worked on some photography. We wandered around quite a bit through the area. We found a foot of snow still on the road in one area, a landslide that cut off a main logging road, downed trees, and raging waterfalls. Mother Nature let her attitude loose in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National forest this past winter.

This mudslide completely cut off the road.
…and it just kept sliding below the road.
Go ahead and chase the waterfalls…those lakes and rivers get boring after a bit.
Mother Nature may have been destructive this winter, but she certainly knows how to leave her mark.
Found a St. Patty’s Day Waterfall. No gold at the end of the rainbow, but there was leprechaun with some smooth Irish whisky. Or I saw the leprechaun after the whisky?
This waterfall caused a lot of damage to be this beautiful. Which sounds like me trying to put my makeup on before coffee.
This is the road below the previous waterfall.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest campgrounds in the area are free during the off-season, which is October-May. When the campgrounds are officially open they are $10/night, 50% off with the Golden Access Pass. The smell of the forest and the roar of the river is worth every penny.

For more information about the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest you can find them here.

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