February 1, 2013, 12:46 pm
Fishing Report: Rogue River finally coming into shape

The Rogue River has started to fall back toward optimum levels after a major spike in the water levels Saturday. More of this blog
January 25, 2013, 1:09 pm
Fishing Report: Warmer water should make fishing better this week

The water running through the Rogue River has warmed and should provide for better fishing conditions for the coming week. More of this blog
January 18, 2013, 12:19 pm
Fishing Report: Anglers need to look for deeper water

The water temperature of the Rogue River is having only a slight impact on the fishing conditions for winter steelhead. More of this blog
January 11, 2013, 12:41 pm
Fishing Report: Stick with dark color options fishing Rogue this weekend

Despite cloudy water, the Rogue River has been producing good results this week. More of this blog
January 4, 2013, 12:30 pm
Fishing Report: Steelhead fishing on lower Rogue heating up

The fishing along the lower Rogue River picked up as the calendar turned to 2013. More of this blog
December 28, 2012, 1:57 pm
Lower water levels on the Rogue mean more angling opportunities (Fishing report)

As the water level of the Rogue River has dropped in the past week, the excitement level among anglers has only risen. More of this blog
December 22, 2012, 11:54 am
Fishing Report: Angling still a struggle on Rogue

This week's blast of winter weather hasn't had much affect on the Rogue River, but the water level still remains a bit high for fishing. More of this blog
December 14, 2012, 2:03 pm
Fishing Report: Best angling options are coastal rivers

Fishing on the Rogue River hasn't gone well this week. More of this blog
The following comments are from the readers of zachsadventures.com. In no way do they represent the views of Zach Urness, zachsadventures.com, or The Daily Courier. Comments are subject to approval. Thank you for your participation.

Michael Horne 4/29/2013 4:27:25 pm
Zach- I was browsing the internet and came across an article that you did back in 2006 on a hike to Grayback Mountain. Well, I am the Michael Horne that you spoke of in the article and I've been back and forth to Afghanistan twice since 2006. I sure do miss walking the beautiful mountains in Southern Oregon. That was a good article, thanks for sharing. Report abuse ]

Zach 10/11/2012 1:01:53 pm
Thanks, Bhasi. Yes, snowshoeing is awesome at Crater Lake during winter -- one of my all-time favorite trips. There's actually a video in the "video" section on snowshoeing at Crater Lake. You take the standard route from Highway 62 to the West Rim Village, which stays open all year barring big storms. I'd recommend heading west from the main village area toward Watchman Peak, which is fun to climb if you're up for it. But great views all around, pretty easy 4 mile out and back. Call (541) 594-3000 for more details or about stuff I might have forgotten. Report abuse ]

Bhasi 10/9/2012 7:12:21 pm
Zach, awesome blog, I really enjoyed it. I'm thinking about visiting Crater Lake this winter (wanna see it at least once in winter) any suggestions tips you would like to share. Like how to drive there? and any suggestions on snowshoeing( I dont ski) Report abuse ]

Zach 8/26/2012 4:46:27 pm
Thanks for all the kind words, guys. I will always love southern Oregon and plan on returning and covering the area often. I'll also continue to post on this website, to keep things fresh. Report abuse ]

Darrell 8/24/2012 7:49:20 am
Zach, Your stories, your coverage of the outdoors in So. Oregon - our most precious resource - has been greatly enjoyed. You have been a great guide, and wonderful steward. Good luck in Salem. Thanks. Report abuse ]

chassisparts 8/21/2012 6:49:54 pm
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Nat 8/20/2012 10:59:05 am
Zach, God's blessings to you as you hike a new trail in your life! Thanks for all the information you have shared about my future home and I will definitely buy your book when it hits the shelves! Report abuse ]

Zach's biggest fan!!! 8/19/2012 4:39:17 pm
So you're leaving? Wow, that Jeff Duewel guy sure has some huge shoes to fill! Report abuse ]

Koala 8/10/2012 8:06:35 am
Zach your story on the rogue river and Butch and Sundance's jump was right on..........I was told on a river ride that it was filmed where you said and then just found out it wasn't....The boat ride is like one of those water skimming boats then they give ya dinner with wine - was great and I sure believed them.....even telling folks how I saw where the jump was filmed - <pout> LOL Report abuse ]

Zach 8/7/2012 7:41:01 pm
Marty -- Understood. I have a fantastic forest service map of the wilderness that I got from the Six Rivers Gasquet Ranger District office, which is located right of Highway 199 (707-457-3131). The trail is quite easy to follow, though. It's basically a large an old mining road until the final 1.5 miles. It swings from the trailhead around Young's Valley. There is one OK sign. Then you head up, still following the old road, past an old mine. Then the trail gets a little more interesting beyond that, but it would be tough to get lost. A map helps, and is always encouraged, but this hike is a fairly low-risk one. Or at least that's my opinion. Report abuse ]

marty 8/7/2012 3:33:43 pm
Hey Zach, Thanks for the info about the trail. I saw that information on your site but I guess my main question is about the trail itself. I was looking for a map of the trail with maybe some directions. I may not need directions at all if everything to raspberry lake is well marked. If you have a good topo map of the trail may I ask where you got it. Thanks again for the info and great site, I've used the info from it a lot. Report abuse ]

Zach 8/7/2012 1:26:13 pm
For clarification, the "trails' selection in question is titled: "Raspberry Lake/Youngs Valley (Siskiyou Wilderness)" and is in the "Grants Pass" header. It should probably be under the "Northern California" tab, but the trailhead is way closer to the Oregon line and feels more like a Grants Pass hike, I've always thought. Report abuse ]

Zach 8/7/2012 1:23:55 pm
Marty -- I've written about Raspberry Lake a couple of times, about both the hike and trail. If you go to the "trails" section of this website, there's a description of the trail along with directions to Young's Valley Trailhead. There's more detailed information as well on the "stories" tab, where there's info about backpacking to Raspberry and climbing Preston Peak. If you find the details and have more information, feel free to shoot me an email at zurness@thedailycourier.com. Report abuse ]

Marty 8/6/2012 8:08:43 pm
Hey Zach, I was trying to find more info about raspberry lake. I would like to hike to the lake but haven't found much as far as a map or even info on the trail head (youngs valley). Where would be the bast place to gather info about the lake and trail. Report abuse ]

Zach 7/30/2012 2:51:48 pm
Justin -- I suppose that depends on what you were looking for -- river or lake; salmon, steelhead or trout? I post the weekly fishing report under the "fishing" tab, but if you wanted to shoot me an email at zurness@thedailycourier.com I could give you more specific information. Report abuse ]

Zach 7/30/2012 2:49:54 pm
Nat -- I've made peace with the stolen bike, though it's still a bummer. Glad you enjoy the blog! Report abuse ]

Justin 7/30/2012 11:05:20 am
Hey Zach, I am visiting Oregon from the 3rd until the 11th and was wondering where the best fishing would be and around what size they would be? Report abuse ]

Nat 7/29/2012 5:22:51 pm
Zach, So sorry to read that some jerk stole your bike. I love your blog and everything you do to promote the great outdoors so I was sad to hear the bad news. Report abuse ]

Zach 6/21/2012 9:11:20 pm
And for clarification, on the "trails" page I didn't actually suggest using the service road. I did write a story about six or seven months ago where I mentioned it as an option in the final paragraph. That suggestion has been removed. Report abuse ]

Zach 6/21/2012 8:21:16 pm
Hey Lou -- Thanks for the update. I think it's time to eliminate that section on the road. The trail is great and the road is suppose to be open to hiking, but I've heard too many bad things about it. Thanks again! Report abuse ]

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