Last weekend was our 6-year wedding anniversary! Hard to believe that time has flown by so quickly...Anyhow, we figured that reaching the six year mark of wedded bliss (which is more than many other couples make, and we aren't even 30 years old yet!) constituted some sort of celebration. Since our last "vacation" (a 3-day kamikaze getaway to the coast) was TWO YEARS ago (and no, we have not left the farm since then), we thought a weekend trip was in order. We had an awesome young couple willing to farm-sit for free, so we booked ourselves a night at a secluded cabin along the Rogue River, and spent the weekend hiking and fishing! It was FABULOUS! No, we didn't catch any fishies (though we had a bite or two), but we did hike the Rogue River Trail to the Whiskey Creek historic cabin (I SOOOO want to live there! Talk about my perfect dream house!), fished in the Wild & Scenic section of the Rogue River, and had a romantic 4-course dinner overlooking the river (while watching beaver and muskrats swim about, ospreys diving for fish, and fish leap out of the water for bugs). It was absolutely amazing overall, and I was sad to go home on Sunday!
Looking down at the view from the bridge where the Grave Creek Trailhead begins (i.e. the beginning of the Rogue River Trail):
The first mile or so of the hike is over very rocky terrain with quite a long drop down should you fall. Not for the faint of heart!
The SPECTACULAR views make it all worthwhile!
This is my "Hurry up and take the damn picture!" face
King of the World!! WHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Whiskey Creek Campground was BEAUTIFUL! Oh, it was such a shame we left our fishing poles back at the car...would have LOVED to have done a little casting off of the shore...sigh...
The historic Whiskey Creek Cabin site - where I would happily live for the rest of my life! Whiskey Creek's waters are ice cold and crystal clear, and there are trout in the stream.
After you cross over a lovely wooden bridge, there is a brief walk to the cabin site.
The cabin is located in a beautiful little meadow
I call this my "Wall of Temptation"
Look at how thick those floor boards are!!! WOW!
Seriously, can I please just live here??!
View off of the deck while we ate our 4-course dinner and watched beaver, muskrat, fish, and osprey. BEAUTIFUL!