Waterfalls along the North Umpqua River

These are photo albums of the images I captured during visits to this fabulous area during July and August 2016.

Included in this imagery is:

Susan Creek Falls, Clearwater Falls, Watson Falls, and Whitehorse Falls. All are located in the Umpqua National Forest – along Oregon’s Highway 138 between Diamond Lake and Roseburg, Oregon.

This stretch is also designated as an Oregon Scenic Byway aka  part of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

CLICK on one of the two the LINK(s) below – thenclick SLIDESHOW (FLICKR Photo Album) or click on the first image you see (Google Photo Album) then click the arrows to move to the next image.

  1. The Waterfalls of the North Umpqua River – FLICKR Photo Album by Bill Dahl
  2. The Waterfalls of the North Umpqua River – Google Photo Album by Bill Dahl

See Also:

A.  My photo album of The North Umpqua River

B. My photo Album of The Steamboat Inn

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The North Umpqua River

Renowned as one of the most scenic rivers in the U.S. – The North Umpqua River is amazing, breathtaking, majestic and inspiring – to say the least.  It is the headquarters for fly fisher persons who come to embrace the challenge of the trout, steelhead and salmon fishing the North Umpqua uniquely offers.

North Umpqua River
North Umpqua River

The river weaves it’s way through the Umpqua National Forest. You can hike the North Umpqua Trail, visit Susan Creek Falls, and watch Salmon and Steelhead surmount the falls at the Swiftwater Park .

North Umpqia River
North Umpqia River

These are images I captured of the North Umpqua River during trips to the area in July and August 2016.

Click on the Links below to enjoy the imagery. These images are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. They are HIGH quality DSLR images (Canon 7D) that are created to be viewed on a PC/Mac monitor, notebook or iPad.

CLICK on one of the two the LINK(s) below – then – click SLIDESHOW (FLICKR Photo Album) or click on the first image you see (Google Photo Album) then click the arrows to move to the next image.

  1. The North Umpqua River – FLICKR Photo Album by Bill Dahl

or

2. The North Umpqua River – Google Photo Album by Bill Dahl

Bill and Reggie - Fly Fishing
Bill and Reggie – Fly Fishing

ENJOY!!! We certainly did – and will in the years to come.

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The Steamboat Inn

Nestled on the north shore of the North Umpqua River is one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest – the Steamboat Inn. If you blink, you might miss it as the presence on Highway 138 is surrounded by gorgeous plant life.

Steamboat Inn - North Umpqua River
Steamboat Inn – North Umpqua River

Steamboat Inn is noted for – among many things – it’s superb location on the edge of one of the most scenic rivers in the U.S. – The North Umpqua River.  It is the headquarters for fly fisherpersons who come to embrace the challenge of the trout, steelhead and salmon fishing the North Umpqua uniquely offers.

The Umpqua National Forest surrounds Steamboat Inn. You can hike the North Umpqua Trail, visit Susan Creek Falls, and watch Salmon and Steelhead surmount the falls at the Swiftwater Park area a few miles away.

The accommodations,  fine dining, wines, chef, innkeepers and staff are first class. The fly shop and guide services are 5 Star.

Yet, I am always mesmerized by the gardens at the Steamboat Inn. On recent trips in July and August 2016, I captured the images I am SHARING LINKS TO BELOW of the phenomenal flora that inhabits this paradise.

Steamboat Inn Flora - North Umpqua River
Steamboat Inn Flora – North Umpqua River

CLICK on the LINK(s) below – then – click SLIDESHOW.

Steamboat Inn Flora

or

Steamboat Inn Flora 2

The Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River in Idleyld Park, Oregon – DON’T MISS IT!!!

The Steamboat Inn operates under a special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest.

 

Fall in Love with Life Again – Experience Oregon’s Steamboat Inn:

42705 North Umpqua Hwy, Idleyld Park, Oregon 97447
Toll Free: 800.840.8825      Phone: 541.498.2230
SteamboatInn@Hughes.net

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River Ranger – Redmond, Oregon – FOR SALE

My River Ranger is FOR SALE – SALE PRICE $7,000.00

Well, lots of people have asked, so here’s some detailed information on the River Ranger:

This is a DUAL USE Unit – For Work N Play – Perfect for landscapers, painters, carpenters, plumbers, window installers, surveyors,  handyman, debris haulers, movers, kayakers, paddle boards, fishing, hunters, camping, surfers, atv’s, snowmobiles, motorcycles etc.

My Black Lab Reggie and I love to fish, camp, hike and photograph the great outdoors. I also work. I needed a multi-use trailer I could use for my landscape business – as well as for trout fishing, camping, drifting rivers – and outdoor photography excursions (BEAR-PROOF – meaning – Grizzly Bears) and floating rivers with a pontoon boat, river raft or kayaks. Thus, the idea for River Ranger was born. I designed the trailer and used subcontractors for the sheet metal work.

Be BEAR AWARE
Be BEAR AWARE

This rig is set up for accessing rivers and remote areas…and camping in a bear proof/weather proof unit. It is a one or two person unit. It is NOT designed for people who desire a traditional RV – carting all the creature comforts of your home into the outdoors. Frankly, for me, leaving those creature comforts behind is one important dimension of the beauty of getting away. Perhaps you feel the same way…and desire a multi-functional unit that you can tow easily and safely with an SUV – and avoid the price of those damn traditional RV’s — see the itemized features of the River Ranger below the photo section:

Click on any image below to enlarge:

 

Here are the itemized features of the River Ranger trailer – designed for to be pulled by an SUV and/or crossover – unless you already have a truck:

This is a DUAL USE Unit – For Work N Play – Perfect for landscapers, painters, carpenters, plumbers, window installers, surveyors,  handyman, debris haulers, movers, kayakers, paddle boards, fishing, hunters, camping, surfers, atv’s, snowmobiles, motorcycles etc.

SALE PRICE $7,000.00

  1. Cost – approximately $10,000. Comparable RV products start at around $14,000.
  2. Interior Size is 5 x 10 – perfect to sleep two people and their pets.
  3. Interior height is 7 feet – you can stand up without whacking your head. Interior lighting options available – I just use a headlamp to keep it simple. Exterior height from pavement to the top of boat rack is 10 feet exactly.
  4. Insulated with R18 foam panel insulation – with walls and ceiling sealed in quarter inch, stained plywood.
  5. The interior has a bracket system for all your outdoor gear, bedding, fishing rods, tools, ice chests and foodstuffs. I like to pull over at a nice piece of water and have six rods rigged up in the trailer, mounted on the walls – so I can just grab one and get the damn fly in the water.
  6. Rear door ramp can be closed from the trailer’s interior via a pulley system.
  7. Upper rear door can be locked from both the inside and outside.
  8. Rear door access ramp has slip resistant coating.
  9. We camp, hike, fish and enjoy photography in the Tetons and the Rockies – oftentimes – in areas populated by Grizzly Bears – where soft-sided camping is NOT ALLOWED. Thus, the 11 gauge sheet metal. The River Ranger trailer is Grizzly Bear Proof and is a unit that complies where soft-sided camping is NOT allowed due primarily to bear activity. See soft-sided camping prohibitions in Yellowstone, Banff, etc. Soft-sided refers to all tents and any vans, campers or trailers that have soft-sided pop-outs. Don’t think this prohibition is limited to National Parks. It’s common sense if you’re in bear country and desire a safe and serene sleep.
  10. The roof has pvc rollers over the metal piping that allows for carrying 4 kayaks, one inflated 14 ft. river raft like the Outcast PAC 1400, or a 14 ft. inflatable pontoon boat – Like the Outcast Pac 1200. Easy loading and off loading – just bring along a 4 step step ladder.
  11. The trailer is equipped with 8 ply radial tires and a spare tire.
  12. A 5,000 lb. axle provides high clearance for Forest Service roads and the heavy duty suspension that navigating to remote wilderness locations requires – as well as superior load handling.
  13. The trailer is equipped with trailer brakes.
  14. Trailer is equipped with LED safety lighting/running lights on the front and two sides.
  15. The floor is covered with three quarter inch plywood, above the base floor of two by sixes.
  16. The rooftop carrier can also carry ladders and supplies. For photographers and those who enjoy wildlife viewing – the rooftop of the trailer can be accessed via ladder to enjoy a superb, elevated viewing/photography platform.
  17. Safety striping and reflective tape/emblems adorn the unit.
  18. The trailer is secure.
  19. The trailer is waterproof.
  20. Ventilation options and propane equipped options are available.
  21. Trailer is weather proof.
  22. Trailer is rust-proof.
  23. Rear LED light bars are installed on the rear facing roof for superior safety visibility – connected to brakes and blinkers.

Let me know if you’re interested in Buying my  River Ranger. It will exceed your expectations.

You can reach me at dahlbill (at) gmail (dot) com.

Heck, if you see us on the road and googled “River Ranger” and got here – text us. Reggie and I are a couple of friendly fellas…likely headed to the another river to enjoy!

River Ranger Trailer photos to come…stay tuned…

Cave Falls
Cave Falls

 


 

 

Thanks for stopping by…just a couple of fellas from Redmond, Oregon headed to our next destination in the great outdoors.

Stop by and say Hi!

The River Ranger…think about it…designed and manufactured in Redmond, Oregon. If you see the River Ranger and we’re not there – we’re out on the water…we’ll be back in a while.

Central Oregon Autumn
Central Oregon Autumn

 

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Mt. Bachelor and the Milky Way

Every summer Reggie and I take the chairlift to mid-mountain at Mt. Bachelor in the Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Range (7,755 ft. elevation). We try to monitor the weather before we go in hopes for enjoying a splendid sunset.

This trip, we went with fellow Bend Oregon photographer Jeff Bryant (Jeff is an incredibly talented pro behind the lens) and his son Joey. After the sun set, we did a night hike (headlamps) into Todd Lake to photograph the Milky Way over the mountain.

The following is an album of those shots. For the best viewing, CLICK on the following link ( https://flic.kr/s/aHskESr7NW )or the photo below and click SLIDESHOW.

 

07-2016 - Mt. Bachelor Sunsets and Milky Way Over The Mountain

or click this LINK for the Google + Photo Album:


 

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Two Weeks in Oregon

The following are photos from the Upper Rogue River to Redding, CA then over to Klamath, CA and five days in Brookings, OR.

Brookings, Oregon
Brookings, Oregon

Click on this LINKhttps://flic.kr/s/aHskDpzfYn for the FLICKR photo album:

Summer 2016

Or click this LINK for the Google + photo Album

 

Enjoy!


 

 

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