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Mon Apr 3, 2017, 10:43 AM

Hey Oregon ( eclipse advice )

Hey Oregon DU members,

Heading up from California Bay area for a four-day weekend for the solar eclipse.

Any advice on location and sites to see? Would like to camp couple days.

Big thanks!

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Reply Hey Oregon ( eclipse advice ) (Original post)
California_Republic Apr 2017 OP
CanonRay Apr 2017 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2017 #2
MissB Apr 2017 #3
MissB Apr 2017 #4
samnsara Apr 2017 #5
samnsara Apr 2017 #6
aidbo Apr 2017 #7
California_Republic Apr 2017 #8
California_Republic Apr 2017 #9
csziggy Apr 2017 #10
Vext Apr 2017 #11

Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 10:53 AM

1. We're expecting a million people to be here

The roads will be jammed. Wherever you're going, get there early...don't plan on driving on eclipse day. I suggest you get inland...less chance of overcast in August.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 11:21 AM

2. Every campsite is already completely booked, as of the end of last year.

We rented a house nearby.

Good Luck!

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 11:26 AM

3. There may be some places in central Oregon

I saw a headline in the Oregonian (oregonlive.com) that said some guy was opening up his ranchland to campers. I imagine that it'll be hellish.

We are supposed to leave that morning to head east to drop a kid at college. Should be fun to drive through it.

Don't expect to find a campsite. It's just gonna be a big mess from hell.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 11:38 AM

5. Lincoln City or Depot bay but get your room NOW

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 11:48 AM

6. last time a total eclipse went over my area it was cloudy. the sky got dark them light again.:(

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 12:21 PM

7. Here's a map.

 



If you can get inland to the Redmond area, you probably have a better chance of a clear sky.

Corvallis & Albany are nice but are likely to be packed with sky gazers, because they're right on I-5 and easy to get to.

Between Sweet Home and Redmond is the Willamette National Forest which is pretty rugged. Sisters (West of Redmond not on map) is nice too.

Have fun, and view responsibly!

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:51 PM

8. Thanks everyone !

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 03:38 PM

9. tent camping available

website www.totaleclipsecamping.com to book.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 05:21 PM

10. I've been using this site to get info about the eclipse

http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm

They have great information on the exact path down to individual towns - start here: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/every_community.htm

For Oregon, you can just go here: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/states/OR.htm Then look for places where you can see the eclipse and click on the community for more details.

I can also recommend their eclipse glasses - http://www.eclipse2017.org/glasses_order.htm. Theirs are very reasonably priced and the delivery is very fast. They emailed me a couple of weeks ago to remind me about the safe viewing instructions so they really care about their followers.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sun Apr 16, 2017, 03:24 PM

11. The city of Corvallis opened up a park for campsites for that weekend

http://visitcorvallis.com/explore-nature/solar-eclipse-corvallis-weekend-camping-experience/

Corvallis OR is just a few miles away from the totality center line. But it could be cloudy. I'll be rafting in central Oregon.

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