Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rooster Rock Annotated Aerial Images

Due to demand, I'm posting an annotated Google Earth image of Rooster Rock Clothing Optional Beach to give an idea of where the trails are. Note that these images were produced for a project back in 2005 but they do accurately reflect the trail names and alignments and the boundary of the designated clothing optional area. Since these images were made the location of the volleyball court has reportedly been changed.

The first image shows the clothing optional area (less Sand Island) in vertical; showing the east parking lot at lower left. The clothing optional area signage is at the top of the ramp just beyond the restroom. At the bottom of the ramp is a screen bench were most people feel comfortable getting nude.

The second image shows the clothing optional area in oblique (looking east up the gorge). This image again shows the trails and Sand Island near the top center of the image.

Rooster Rock comes into it's own near the end of August each year, when the water levels fall far enough to expose much of the beach of Sand Island and the shallow areas leading up to it. Until then, much of the vegetated area close to the river is inundated with water and muddy areas. BySeptember, most of that is dried up and the trails have been renovated for use.

Additional Info:

Rooster Rock River Projected Water Levels:

Rooster Rock this time last year:

Rooster Rock 360 Panoramic of Sand Beach (taken late Sept in 2005):

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