Central Oregon Splash-Out – Total Solar Eclipse 20-22 August 2017
I have started planning for a splash-out to view an upcoming total solar eclipse which has a big swath of totality across northern Oregon. Unity Reservoir, 25nm SW of Baker City, Oregon lies right smack in the middle of the totality swath and will have a totality duration of just over 2 minutes (starting at 1023PDT on the 21st).
Unity Reservoir, 3820’, is open to power boats and has a 10,000+ foot N/S arm and a 7,000+ foot E/W arm. However, camping is very limited at the reservoir and I am targeting establishing a camp at either the Lewiston Snake River SPB (78U) or Crescent Lake (just south of Crescent Lake State Airport (5S2)). Both locations have boat gas available on the water.
I have had the pleasure of viewing a couple of total solar eclipse. Very impressive from the ground……………perhaps even more impressive while in the air? More details to follow in future WSPA Newsletters.