Southern Oregon offers some of the state’s most refined and rugged adventures. On the one hand there’s the Tony-Award winning Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the visits to the nearby vineyards, chocolatiers, and cheese makers, and of course the fine restaurants that serve the fruits of their labor.
But Southern Oregon is also home to Crater Lake, the deepest and possibly bluest lake in the country, the Oregon Caves National Monument, and the raging Rogue River. Which means you better pack something fancy. And something you don’t mind getting so dirty it may not come home at all.