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Old 07-27-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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5 week eclipse trip about to begin

Sunday is nearing and we're excited as we're prepping Cattyshack (our 2017 19') for a 5 week trip (the cats won't be coming however). We will work our way from Kentucky Caves to Lake of the Ozarks, then following the Oregon Trail a bit through Nebraska to Wyoming, and then Lava Hot Springs ID for a layover and dip. Then north through Montana into BC visiting Lake Louise region and the Ice Fields Highway and Revelstoke and several provincial campgrounds. Back down into Washington at state campgrounds, then to a BLM site in Eastern Oregon for the eclipse I talked about in another thread. Should be awesome. Chairs, beer, eclipse glasses, and beer at the ready...
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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Great!
We'll be at South Beach state park in Oregon on the coast. Electric & water at site, per wife.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:48 PM   #3
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We'll be in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for the eclipse. No water, no electric and probable heat and humidity. Wife is somewhat concerned. Guess we will have to make sure lots of adult beverages are well chilled on ice.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:21 PM   #4
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It has been said in numerous commentaries about the eclipse that you need to be where you're going to view it at least the day before. We heard a communique from Oregon State Police, through friends in E.Oregon, that they're expecting I-84 and all side roads, camping spots, and even some farmland, to be packed by the morning of Aug. 21.
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That's what we figured so we will be in place and ready several days before so we can just kick back and enjoy the show.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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Wife got South Beach reservations 4 days before eclipse, so we'll be ok.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:08 AM   #7
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I will also be in the Great Smoky Mountains for the eclipse. Not far from home in Asheville and figure we'll be out on Lake Fontana when it gets dark. Will bring a flashlight in case any crazies in boats are cruising around when the "lights go out!"
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:44 AM   #8
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Oregon preparing for up to 1,000,000 tourists for eclipse viewing! Governor authorizes National Guard to be at the ready for - uhmmmm - whatever.
Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse | The Seattle Times
I'm sure all the major news outlets will be running it non-stop. Call me a party-pooper, but I think I'll avoid the anticipated craziness and just catch the highlights on TV from my recliner....
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Good that Oregon allows packing heat.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:20 PM   #10
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Eclipse in Idaho

We will drive 1.5 hrs north of where we live and camp at a friend's ranch. Plan on being there Saturday. Taking our tent trailer as we are still debating when to order our escape 19
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