Sunday afternoon we drove down to Indian Mary (the countries smallest Indian reservation, now made into a campsite) down by the Rogue River. Monday we followed( holding on for dear life) Darilyn and her family down the river in rafts. It was super fun, except Chris kept calling me a wimp because apparently my paddling did not meet his expectations! My kids had a blast, Sid was a little nervous. A little bird named Heidi told her she could die in the rapids. I guess technically it's true. It just made me laugh and Sid DUCK whenever she saw white water. The boys had there standard roller coaster pose the entire time. I paddled the entire 7 miles or so and I'm not all THAT sore. It's just a little hard to use my back is all.
A couple of hours after we got off the River we went on the most amazing hike. Thanks to Chris May and Scott! They led Boston, Emma, and me along the 2 foot wide ledge they called a path! It was really a slice of very rocky dangerousness! One edge mountain, the other edge very steep cliff!! Did I mention that the path was completely surrounded with poison oak? But, it was so worth all the risk. It was gorgeous!!! We hiked 2 miles into the canyon to Rainie Falls ( and 2 miles back). A class five rapid that took my breath away. I've never seen water run so fast! And for some reason this did not stop Boston from wanting to get as close as possible.( to his death!) We had a very strict no tripping rule, Boston tripped 12 times, and my heart stopped each and every time. Luckily we made it back to the truck where we had a lot of water waiting for us. Hiking and hearing rapids at the same time makes you very thirsty. As soon as I got back to camp I crashed. My air bed has never felt so dreamy!
Today we packed up early and drove home. For those of you who know my husband well, this needs no explanation. For those of you who don't, lets just say he's not really the camping kind. ( he wears gloves the whole time to keep his hands from getting dirt on them).
I was too chicken to bring my camera on all our adventures, but here are a few pics I took from our safe little camp site.
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