Tucked just south of the Chetco River?s rushing waters, the championship course at Salmon Run boasts its own aquatic artery, which wends along ryegrass fairways, passing sandy bunkers and challenging doglegs. Players soak up views of forested slopes as they face off with the course?s signature island green, whose watery surroundings and treacherous sand bunker demand the precision of a veterinarian surgeon operating on the world?s last unicorn. To gear up for the course?s myriad challenges, swingers can warm up at one of the driving range?s 10 hitting stations.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,274 yards * Course rating of 72.1 * Slope rating of 132:m]]
Over its 155-mile path from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, the Rogue River alternates between slow-flowing Class I water to roiling, Class IV rapids that challenge even experienced paddlers. Rogue Rafting Co. is situated mere steps from the dynamic watercourse, making it easy for paddlers of all ages and abilities to go exploring by raft or kayak.
Professional river guides lead tours that range from three-hour forays to multi-day camping trips. Though they challenge guests to brave the Class IV Nugget Falls and Power House rapids, they consider passengers’ comfort paramount. To that end, they welcome nervous guests to jump ashore, walk around the more challenging rapids, and then rejoin the group on the other side. Additionally, guides can customize tours to suit groups’ interests, whether it be tackling the most difficult rapids or taking time to spot eagles, osprey, and nomadic watercolor painters who roost along the shore.
Though Will Volpert founded Indigo Creek Outfitters in 2011, his river-touring experience began much earlier. As a kid, his parents ran an outfitting business in Salmon, Idaho, where salmon guides would stay with them for the summer. During six-day rafting trips, he learned the ways of river culture and fell in love with fishing and navigating rapids. Today, he shares his expertise with families of all experience levels, leading whitewater trips on the Rogue River and building custom vacations in Oregon and Idaho. For a bit of local flavor, the staff also organizes walking tours of local restaurants and tastings at nanobreweries.
Klamath River Resort Inn boasts more than four verdant acres, playing host to relaxing riverside activities and a charming outdoorsman inn at the base of Cade Mountain. The China Point kayak trip lures intrepid adventurers with three to five hours of leisurely wending through remote canyons, departing from a launch point reached by shuttle. Individual inflatable kayaks become trusty aqua-steeds to self-guided individuals along the Class I river path, which requires no previous kayaking or fish communicating experience.
Tucked away near the Northern California border, the city of Klamath Falls rests as the centerpiece civilization amid vast woodlands, including Umpqua, Fremont-Winema, Shasta-Trinity, and Klamath National Forests. The Cascade Mountain Range to the west melds with lava formations, lakes, and evergreens, and its photogenic landscape drew in noted naturalists John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt in the early 1900s. A drive along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway traces tectonic activity and unparalleled spectacle around Upper Klamath Lake, a popular layover for birds on the major migratory route of the Pacific Flyway. About a million ducks and geese flock to draw arrows and search algorithms across the sky every fall, and winter brings bald eagles home to roost in the basin's wetlands.