Central Oregon Splash-Out – Total Solar Eclipse 20-22 August 2017

  • 20 Aug 2017
  • 12:00 AM
  • 22 Aug 2017
  • 11:30 PM
  • Unity Reservoir Central Oregon

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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.

Don Goodman


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