Kayaking beneath soaring pines may seem distant from the palm-lined beaches of Hawaii, but the aloha spirit thrives along the Rogue River as well. This 215-mile river in southwest Oregon runs from Crater Lake to the Pacific. Its stunning beauty led to it being included among the original eight rivers protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it remains unspoiled to this day. Even including a small stretch passing through Medford, the average population density along the Rogue is only 5 people per square mile. Here you can be alone with nature and experience it, and the aloha spirit, intimately.
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