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ROGUE RIVER, OREGON

Hiking Oregon's Coastal Wilderness Along the Rogue River

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Program #2257RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Elevation Note
Elevations below 2,000 feet on trail, but elevations above 3,000 feet during return drive to Galice.

Equipment Requirements
Hiking boots and clothing appropriate for a wilderness hike in variable weather conditions.

Itinerary for May 14 — May 19, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: The Galice Resort is situated on the banks of Rogue River in the state’s southwest corner. Facilities include cabins, lodges, and a restaurant. The surrounding mountains and old growth forests echo with the history of Hudson Bay trappers, settlers and loggers.

Contact info:
11744 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR 97532 USA
phone: 541-476-3818
web: www.galice.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathrooms may shared with other Road Scholar participants (home style).

Additional nights before:
Contact resort about rate for additional nights.


Day One: Wednesday, May 14 - Check-in and Orientation
Arrive To: Check in at the Resort at 4 PM. Dinner will be at approximately 6:00 PM. Introductions and an orientation session follow dinner.

Dinner: Dinner will be at approximately 6:00 PM.

Evening: After dinner, a brief orientation and get-acquainted session will be held.

Lodging: Galice Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Nine miles downriver from the entrance to the Rogue River Wild & Scenic Wilderness Area, and a 150 yard walk from the river, the Black Bar Lodge provides private cabins with home style meals to add comfort and enjoyment to your river excursion.

Contact info:
no street address (wilderness location)
none, OR 97532 USA
phone: 541-479-6507
web: www.blackbarlodge.net

Room amenities: The Lodge is not able to accommodate the use of hair dryers or other electrical equipment which may provide a large "load" on their generator power system. We recommend keeping a flash light at your bedside overnight in case you need to get out of bed. It is very dark once the power goes out.

Facility amenities: Each cabin is equipped with a propane heater and hot water tank. Generator powered lights and electricity are available from your arrival until 10:00PM, then again from 6:30AM until your departure. Private log cabins, each with private bathroom, nestled amongst the trees, with a center lodge house to share your meals, play games or music and exchange stories from your day's adventures.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Thursday, May 15 - Today we head into the famous wilderness section ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Galice Resort.

Morning: We depart for the trail at approximately 9:00 AM. 9.6 mile hike, into the Rogue river canyon wilderness.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Dinner: Dinner at Black Bar Lodge.

Lodging: Black Bar Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Simple but lovely lodge in an absolutely beautiful location inside the Wild & Scenic Rogue / Wild Rogue Wilderness area.

Contact info:
no street address (wilderness location)
none, OR 97500 USA
phone: 541-474-2057
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Two flights of stairs from river to lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Friday, May 16 - Historic cabin at Winkle Bar
Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: 7.9 mile hike, including a history stop at writer Zane Grey's cabin at Winkle Bar.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: Raft 6.5 miles from Winkle Bar to Marial Lodge. (Option to hike instead.)

Dinner: Dinner at Marial Lodge.

Lodging: Marial Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Deep in the heart of the canyon is the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area, Paradise Lodge, originally homesteaded in 1903, is one of a handful of the genuine remaining wilderness lodges in the United States. View black bear, deer and river otter from spacious decks. On the grounds you will find large tended gardens that provide much of our produce, herbs and flowers. In spite of the remote location and restricted access to the area, the lodge has all the amenities of a cozy bed and breakfast and the rustic charm of the historical landmark that it is.

Contact info:
no street address (wilderness location)
none, OR 97504 USA
phone: 888-667-6483
web: www.paradise-lodge.com

Facility amenities: Two flights of stairs from river to lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, May 17 - Optional hikes to the Rogue River Ranch, a remote...
Optional hikes to the Rogue River Ranch, a remote government ranger station and museum of regional artifacts.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: 4.2 mile hike from Marial Lodge to Paradise Lodge. Optional side hikes from Marial Lodge to the Rogue River Ranch, and from Paradise Lodge to canyon overlook.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Dinner: Dinner at Paradise Bar Lodge.

Lodging: Paradise Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Galice Resort is situated on the banks of Rogue River in the state’s southwest corner. Facilities include cabins, lodges, and a restaurant. The surrounding mountains and old growth forests echo with the history of Hudson Bay trappers, settlers and loggers.

Contact info:
11744 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR 97532 USA
phone: 541-476-3818
web: www.galice.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathrooms may shared with other Road Scholar participants (home style).

Additional nights before:
Contact resort about rate for additional nights.


Day Five: Sunday, May 18 -
Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: 6.9 mile hike from Paradise Lodge to Flora Dell Creek, followed by a 4.5 mile float out of the wilderness and to the boat ramp and trail's end. (Option to hike 4.5 miles instead.)

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: We typically arrive at trail's end and the boat ramp between 2 and 3 PM. We’ll then board a van for the ride back to Galice. Van travel back to Galice Resort is a 2 hour trip on a mixed surface road – mostly paved but with some gravel stretches. Route is a winding road, so if you’re particularly susceptible to motion sickness you may want to bring appropriate medication.

Dinner: Dinner at Galice Lodge.

Lodging: Galice Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Monday, May 19 -
Depart From: Program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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