Inner Tubing Season Ends With A Flash And A Bang

With a flash and a bang inner tubing came to an end in Southern Oregon.  Rain and temperatures in the low 60s marked the end of a great season.  Water was lower than it has been, but it meant longer rides.  River quality has been a problem, though, especially around Upper Tou Velle Park where Little Butte Creek enters.  A stagnant swamp has formed, which probably needs to be cleaned out.  We can only hope that people take the trouble to keep the water cleaner.  It’s a bit discouraging to see brown water one side, and relatively clear blue water on the other.  However, we look forward to another wonderful season of floating the river!

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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