We hardly crossed the border into Oregon before we set up camp at Valley of the Rogue State Park outside of Medford/Ashland area. Not our favorite state park, but still had a nice little Rogue River trail to wander down (and take breaks in the shade - it was so hot here!)
We definitely had the most enjoyable days actually getting out of town, though! Our favorite spot was about an hour away at Cougar Hot Springs and Cougar Reservoir. A short and beautiful 1/2 mile hike through Sequoia trees led to 3 rocks pools that cascaded into each other. The hottest was at the top (about 110 degrees), cooling by a few degrees in each lower pool. We mostly stayed in the lowest pool. We met great people, relaxed in the magical forest and would love to come back here again!
Tomorrow morning, we are headed out of the city and back into the woods. We will go explore Crater Lake before heading to Central Oregon to the Bend area. Much love!