Friday, January 14, 2011

Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, Oregon

Backroads Destination-Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, Oregon

We left Eugene at 9:00am and promised ourselves that we would stick to the Golden Rule.  Travel only for four hours maximum and less than 200 miles.  The destination for the day was Valley of the Rogue State Park.  We will spend the night here and then head over the pass in California tomorrow morning if we have bare roads.

Most people are familar with the Valley of the Rogue Rest Area along I-5 just outside of Medford.  I have been stopping at the rest area for over 40 years, but this is the first time we stopped at the campground.  It is a nice campground between I-5 and the Rogue River.

The campground has full hookups for $20 a night in the winter time.  Plenty of pull-through and back-in spurs.  I originally chose a pull-through, but then thought that I should practice my backing up skills since we arrived early.  I figured I had three hours before dark to get the Carriage 5th wheel into the spur.  It went smoothly and in less than 3 minutes we were parked and hooking up the utilities.

The campground has a riverfront trail that goes for several miles all the way into the small town of Rogue River.  Nice walk along the river.  Bugaboo appreciated the opportunity to smell some natural scents after our urban stay.   It is a several mile walk to town and back, but hey you can probably find an ice cream somewhere in Rogue River to to boost your energy level.

This is a nice campground and a wonderful stop for a day or two when your traveling up or down I-5.

Since we left Wenatchee five days ago we have not seen the energy source for this planet.  We suspect it is still out there somewhere.  The National Weather Service promises that we will see it and 65 degrees by Tuesday of next week in California.

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