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#21 willem

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

I spend my summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Should be a great event!



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:07 PM

I have family friends in Portland area, so perhaps I can visit them and take the early morning Cascades down to Salem, and return to Portland or head home back.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

So close! My area gets 96.6% of total solar eclipse. And is on my work day

Not good enough.  If it's not 100%, it's not a Total Eclipse.  Just another Partial.  Try getting the day off as "Personal Necessity", then get down to the Center Line (Zone of Totality) in good time.  And bring your Eclipse Viewers!  (or #14 Welder's Glass).


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

The one southbound train from Portland that morning went from low bucket last month to all sold out. I bet a tour group chartered that train.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

I booked the Starlight a couple weeks ago, to head north a couple of days before hand – train to Chemault, thruway to Redmond airport where I pick up a car. Still cheap car rental rates, but all the accomodation is still sold out. Might open up eventually, but plan B is to camp – plenty of Forest Service land around.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:35 AM

The one southbound train from Portland that morning went from low bucket last month to all sold out. I bet a tour group chartered that train.

 

Good catch! That's probably going to be the only day this year that the 0600 s/b departure out of PDX will be sold out. The train must empty out in SLM though since there are plenty of seats available south of there.

 

There are low-bucket seats on the Thruway bus from PDX-SLM that follows an hour later, though, which would still get folks to SLM in time for the eclipse.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

We were so excited to see the total eclipse that was visible on the big Island and south Maui some years ago. We flew to Maui, drove around Hana to the south side (rather desolate) camped all night in the pouring rain and in the morning, while still raining hard, it go light, it got dark, it got light again, still it was worth the trip.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

I'm just watching the eclipse in my front yard. But if anyone is in the Carolinas I'm happy to meet up with anyone.

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