It's a nine-mile hike along the scenic Rogue River, winding through Douglas firs on an old mule trail, to get to the mouth of Tate Creek. From there it's a quarter-mile scramble upstream, over boulders and logs, to a shady glade and a nearly vertical 20-foot chute. Haul yourself up with a tattered ladder patched together from about 20 different lengths of rope and hold on to your stomach: You'll hurtle down and then shoot off a lip at the bottom, plunging into a mossy pool.
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