back from the river

I just got back from the second river trip, the Rogue River Clean-up. It was a four day trip down the wild and scenic stretch of the rogue sponsored by the University of Oregon Outdoor Program. We picked up 17 tires (a paltry handful compared to other years) and a whole bunch of garbage that floats down from Medford and Grants pass.
All told, I've been on the river eight of the last fourteen days and I have to say I'm not really missing "reality" much.
If you get a chance, check out the videos posted on Cascadia Rising about the Biscuit Fire Direct Actions. Currently, the courts are deciding whether or not the logging in the wilderness areas is legal, but while they take their time making up their minds, the logging continues. In response, many locals have blockaded the bridges and restricted access to the timber sales.