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ROGUE RIVER, OREGON

Whitewater Rafting: The Wild and Scenic Rogue River

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Program #8537RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevations below 3,000 feet except during return drive, when elevations reach 5,000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Clothing and shoes appropriate for whitewater rafting are required.

Itinerary for Jun 18 — Jun 23, 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 shared with other Road Scholar participants (home style).

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, June 18 - Check-in and Orientation
Arrive To: Check in at the Resort between 4 and 5 PM. Dinner will be at approximately 6:00pm. Introductions and an orientation session follow dinner.

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

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

Lodging: Galice Resort

Meals Included: 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 shared with other Road Scholar participants (home style).

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, June 19 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at Galice Resort.

Morning: We depart for the river at approximately 9:30 AM. Once we arrive a river safety orientation and gear check will be conducted. We'll be on the river by approximately 10:30 AM. This first day of rafting features beautiful scenery and mild rapids.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: Rafting continues. Return to Galice lodge by late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at Galice Lodge.

Lodging: Galice Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 Three: Friday, June 20 - Today we head downstream into the famous wilderne...
Today we head downstream into the famous wilderness section of the Rogue River.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: We begin with a one hour float to the Rainey Falls portage. Watch Spring Chinook jumping, while your expert guides maneuvering the boats through this Class V rapid as you walk around the Falls. Then its back on the river for more rafting.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: Rafting continues, amid the perfect combination of incredible geography, sparkling water, sunshine and fresh breezes. Arrive to our lodge late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at Black Bar Lodge.

Lodging: Black Bar Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Tents

Contact info:
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Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, June 21 - Raft on the river and stop at Zane Gray's cabin a...
Note: Overnight accommodations are at a beautiful beach along the river. Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and chairs provided.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: Rafts depart approximately 9:30 AM. We'll cover about 15 miles of river today, with stops (time permitting) at Zane Gray's cabin and Battle Bar (site of the 1855-56 Indian Wars).

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: Continue rafting.

Dinner: Ample and delicious dinner served at riverside. Catered by our guides.

Evening: Relax on the beach and watch the river flow by, while the guides set up tents and beds for you. Watch for otters and bald eagles in the evening light, enjoy social time around the campfire, and then fall asleep in a cozy tent beneath a blanket of stars.

Lodging: riverside campsite

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 Five: Sunday, June 22 - Choice of two optional hikes to the Rogue River R...
Choice of two optional hikes to the Rogue River Ranch or along Mule Creek Canyon, followed by a short rafting trip through Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar, the river's most challenging rapids.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: Two optional hikes. 1) Two miles (round trip) to the Rogue River Ranch, a remote government ranger station and museum of regional artifacts. Enjoy the beauty and learn more about defining, maintaining and protecting wilderness areas. 2) Three miles (round trip) along Mule Creek Canyon to scenic Inspiration Point above Stair Creek Falls.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: Return to the river. Today’s run is short (less than five miles) but includes the river’s most notable rapids: Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar. Arrive to our lodge in time to enjoy the spectacular setting.

Dinner: Dinner at Paradise Lodge.

Lodging: Paradise Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Monday, June 23 - Mild rapids allow for ample opportunity to enjoy ...
Mild rapids allow for ample opportunity to enjoy outstanding scenery and to keep an eye out for the river's abundant wildlife.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided.

Morning: Depart our lodge approximately 9:30 am for 8 miles of river. Stop at scenic Flora Del Creek and waterfall.

Lunch: Lunch provided.

Afternoon: We arrive at Foster Bar, our take-out point, at approximately 1 PM. Once we’ve unpacked your gear from the boats you’ll 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 car sickness you may want to bring medication. Van will return to Galice and those with vehicles parked here will disembark. Van will then continue to the Medford airport for those who have need transportation to that location. Estimated arrival time at the airport is 4:30 PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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