Solar Eclipse

This is a big deal in my neck of the woods. I'm only about 40 miles from the path of totality. We're actually planning on going a little further and camping in Central Oregon near Madras. Locals are being warned of the influx of visitors and to be prepared as if a natural disaster was happening.

Anyone else interested in this event? What are your plans?
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,612
    I'll  be In Nebraska hoping to be in the path of totality but getting to 90-95% will be easy.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,777
    I'm just blown away by the term "path of totality".  Sounds ominous yet (ironically) enlightening.

  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 6,650
    ^ True. True ;)  I'm heading to my sister's house in Sullivan's Island, SC right outside of Charleston. Expecting 1 minute and 40 seconds of total darkness. 
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Boston, MassPosts: 8,557
    When is this going down??
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,110
    Horos said:
    This is a big deal in my neck of the woods. I'm only about 40 miles from the path of totality. We're actually planning on going a little further and camping in Central Oregon near Madras. Locals are being warned of the influx of visitors and to be prepared as if a natural disaster was happening.

    Anyone else interested in this event? What are your plans?

    We'll be just north of you in Maupin. Actually, we'll be on the Deschutes River whitewater rafting. The eclipse will occur while floating a calm part of the river. Should be cool. :sunglasses:
  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 6,650
    When is this going down??
    Monday, 8/21/17
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,076
    Hobbes said:
    Horos said:
    This is a big deal in my neck of the woods. I'm only about 40 miles from the path of totality. We're actually planning on going a little further and camping in Central Oregon near Madras. Locals are being warned of the influx of visitors and to be prepared as if a natural disaster was happening.

    Anyone else interested in this event? What are your plans?

    We'll be just north of you in Maupin. Actually, we'll be on the Deschutes River whitewater rafting. The eclipse will occur while floating a calm part of the river. Should be cool. :sunglasses:
    Sounds cool. We're planning on hiking up Smith Rock to watch from there.The shadow is supposed to cover Mt. Jefferson
    #FHP
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,947
    We thought about going.  We're about an eight hour drive south of where it will eclipse up in Oregon.  But then I ran into a lady I know who said she felt lucky to get a motel room up around Bend, OR for only $600 per night!  She said most of them up there were going for around $800 during the eclipse.  For that much money I'll wait for you to post some picture, Horos!  

    Sounds like it will be very cool to watch.  Enjoy it!
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,571
    Holy shit.  Thanks to this thread I just discovered that the path of totality crosses my favourite mountain bald in Pisgah National Forrest!
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,076
    brianlux said:
    We thought about going.  We're about an eight hour drive south of where it will eclipse up in Oregon.  But then I ran into a lady I know who said she felt lucky to get a motel room up around Bend, OR for only $600 per night!  She said most of them up there were going for around $800 during the eclipse.  For that much money I'll wait for you to post some picture, Horos!  

    Sounds like it will be very cool to watch.  Enjoy it!
    Took me a couple of weeks to find a campground with an opening. Several campgrounds don't normally take reservations but they decided to open them up for that time period and they were booked in like 15 minutes. ODOT is expecting traffic to come to a standstill during the eclipse.

    On the subject of hotels, someone told me the ones in Lincoln City(the first place the eclipse will make landfall) didn't realize the eclipse was coming and thus cancelled all reservations and offered bookings at a higher price.
    #FHP
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,947
    Horos said:
    brianlux said:
    We thought about going.  We're about an eight hour drive south of where it will eclipse up in Oregon.  But then I ran into a lady I know who said she felt lucky to get a motel room up around Bend, OR for only $600 per night!  She said most of them up there were going for around $800 during the eclipse.  For that much money I'll wait for you to post some picture, Horos!  

    Sounds like it will be very cool to watch.  Enjoy it!
    Took me a couple of weeks to find a campground with an opening. Several campgrounds don't normally take reservations but they decided to open them up for that time period and they were booked in like 15 minutes. ODOT is expecting traffic to come to a standstill during the eclipse.

    On the subject of hotels, someone told me the ones in Lincoln City(the first place the eclipse will make landfall) didn't realize the eclipse was coming and thus cancelled all reservations and offered bookings at a higher price.
    Sounds like it will be part solar eclipse, part "The Day the Earth Stood Still"!
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  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 6,650
    rgambs said:
    Holy shit.  Thanks to this thread I just discovered that the path of totality crosses my favourite mountain bald in Pisgah National Forrest!
    I was originally shooting to view it in the Asheville area. That whole area is amazing and to see the eclipse there would be phenomenal! I checked around at several hotels and campgrounds and it seems the same issue as some of these other places... no rooms or sites left. Or the prices are marked up. I didn't look into Mt. Pisgah. I hope you can find a spot!! I will be traveling the four hour drive from Wilmington to Charleston in hopes that the interstate is not a parking lot like predicted.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,571
    rgambs said:
    Holy shit.  Thanks to this thread I just discovered that the path of totality crosses my favourite mountain bald in Pisgah National Forrest!
    I was originally shooting to view it in the Asheville area. That whole area is amazing and to see the eclipse there would be phenomenal! I checked around at several hotels and campgrounds and it seems the same issue as some of these other places... no rooms or sites left. Or the prices are marked up. I didn't look into Mt. Pisgah. I hope you can find a spot!! I will be traveling the four hour drive from Wilmington to Charleston in hopes that the interstate is not a parking lot like predicted.
    Where we're going, we don't need roads.

    Well, we do need roads, but we don't need campgrounds lol
    We will camp for free in Pisgah NF, there's always spots open once you get a few miles out.
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  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 6,650
    ^^ Ha ha! Yess! My mom is coming with me so she needs a place without a ton of hiking. I'm sure you will find the perfect spot!! Beach or mountains, it's gonna be incredible. Enjoy!
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