Whisky Creek Cabin (Rogue River Trail) 03-May-2018

Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon

The plan had been to explore the trail from Hobson Horn toward Silver Peak and the Illinois River. To do so required that the Bear Camp Road – the usual shuttle route for Rogue River backpackers and rafters between Grave Creek and Foster Bar – be open. It wasn’t. It’s still closed by snow (from where?) and may not open until after the Memorial Day holiday. This tidbit of information didn’t surface until after we’d driven to Galice. But it was a beautiful day – one that DEMANDED a hike – so Plan B quickly became an out-and-back hike to visit Kitty Mack at the Whisky Creek Cabin, about 3.6 miles downstream of the put-in at Grave Creek. Yes, Plan B posed some challenges – sunny weather with an artistic hint of clouds; gentle cooling breezes; numerous birds cheeping melodiously; wildflowers blooming; an iconic river flowing; cold, clear side-streams gushing; an obvious tread; no ticks; poison oak well off the trail – but we met these with tightened laces and an extra ration of salmon jerky!

Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Grave Creek Riffle; Rogue River Trail on right
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Downstream of Sandersons Island; Rainie Falls Trail on left
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Downstream of Rainie Falls
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Whisky Creek
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
The cabin
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
The final resting place of Kitty Mack – a faithful, furry, salmon-loving companion
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
New grass and blue skies
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Wildlife
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Golden Iris
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
China Gulch
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Sandersons Island
Whisky Creek Cabin Rogue River Trail Oregon
Almost back to Grave Creek

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2 thoughts on “Whisky Creek Cabin (Rogue River Trail) 03-May-2018

    1. Thanks! We lived in Colorado (Denver) for awhile years ago and enjoyed the time we got to spend in the Rockies. We hope you get a chance to hike in Oregon some time – there’s a lot to see here!

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