While Brenda visited with family today, I took a ride along the Rouge River to check out some waterfalls and the beautiful scenery. The loop that is home to 15 waterfalls is 172 miles and starts in Medford, ending in Roseburg. I knew I was not going to be able to finish the loop (but still wanted to complete the whole run) so I started this trip and will return on future visits, when I have the time.
Getting on the road, I found plenty of chances and well marked areas that needed to be checked out for waterfalls. The first sign to catch my eye was for Butte Falls. Because it was so close to Medford, I decided to catch this one on a future adventure, maybe with Brenda so she can enjoy it too.
Up the road a piece was Prospect, Oregon a quiet little town with quiet roads and few people. There I found a place to explore called "The Avenue of the Giant Boulders" and The "Old Mill Falls.' I stopped and enjoyed all that God had created here, took some pictures and meditated on this place of beauty.
Up the road a couple of mile I came to Pearsoney Waterfalls and the 'Mill Creek" bridge. Again I contemplated the beauty while soaking up the huge sound of the falls. The rushing of the falls greets you when you park your car and gets louder as you get closer on the trail. When you finally arrive, it greets you with power and fills your senses.
Today did not allow enough time to continue up the river any further, but I have vowed to continue my adventure along the Rouge next time I have a free day and charged batteries in the cameras.
I came across this quote by Anne Frank that fit my mood and the temper of the day with the waterfalls.
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
I posted some pictures here on our Picasa page.
Until next time....
Peace to You,