Sign up is now live for our field trip to boom towns of central Oregon, September 25-26th. This trip is our most ambitious to date — and the first we’ve had an overnight stay. It should be epic!
We start out with a bus ride through some sleepy ghost towns of pioneer days – led by Keith May, author of a book on ghost towns, and a continuing education teacher based in Pendleton. In the evening, we’ll take in a tour of the Fossil history museum and a lecture – wherein our guest speaker brings $15,000 worth of meteorites for attendees to pick up and handle! The next day we’ll take a stroll through the Painted Hills with geologists, before heading back to civilization.
Since lodging turned out to be somewhat of a logistical nightmare (different sized rooms, different beds etc) — we are only offering the bus ride and tour. While you’re on your own for lodging, we do have some suggestions listed on our events page. If we wind up filling the lodge (which we likely will), there may also be a cheap camping option. We will be sure to post more info closer to the date. Read the details and sign up now.
A cheesy yet informative video:
Special thanks to Cari Vander Yacht for the beautiful poster.