Road Trip > Bolan Mountain Lookout > Day One
by Rainbow Bobbins
In mid-July I headed south to raft the Rogue River and stay at the Bolan Mountain Lookout. Gorgeous trip – I look forward to spending more time in these parts. After a failed attempt at finding a campsite the first night was spent in a creepy motel in Roseburg. Up early the next morning to pick up a raft and cruise the mellower section of the Rogue River. After a few beers and several hours on the river it was time to head past Cave Junction, Oregon and up, up, up a mountain to a little retreat. The Bolan Mountain Fire Lookout sits at about 6200 ft with the most spectacular views I have seen at any lookouts I have visited. About a mile hike down the hill is a small lake – great place to float on inflatables. So thankful to be here!