Day 1: Rogue River »
The team leader will meet you at Morrison's Lodge in Merlin by 8:15 am. Be sure to have your duffel bags ready according to the specified size listed on the packing list. Your personal duffel bag will fit into the water-resistant dry bag while on the river. You will have access to your personal duffel each evening of the trip. A safety orientation will prepare you for a day of Rogue River rafting in Oregon while your gear is loaded onto the boats.
Sometime before lunch, the gently flowing Rogue River breaks its slumber at a rapid named Grave Creek. This marks the Congressionally- designated Wild & Scenic section. Guests take a lunch break and walk around a Class V rapid named Rainey Falls. Afternoon hours are spent splashing through several more Class II and Class III rapids. Black Bar Lodge awaits your arrival with hors d'oeuvres, complimentary regional wine, beer and sodas. Play and explore around the lodge until you're called in for a family style dinner, served in the cozy lodge dining room. Enjoy the evening as stars begin to fill the sky. Bring a flashlight, as it gets quite dark when generators are shut down for the evening.