PO Box 100, John Day, OR
I'm suggesting a visit to Oregon, my old home state, to hike and camp, hunt for dinosaur bones and then, by the way, take in a FULL eclipse of the sun. All on the same day!!!
This all can happen at about 10:15 am on Aug. 21 with a full eclipse of the sun as the moon’s shadow sweeps across the John Day Fossil Beds. See: http://www.newser.com/story/232669/people-are-freaking-out-about-2017-solar-eclipse.html
An RSVP means you are interested, and intend to go if this gets organized.
I witnessed the last total eclipse while I was living in Oregon. Clouds obscured the galactic event except for brief moments. But the clouds did not obscure what is known as the Wall of Darkness and the eclipse took its full effect as the black shadow swept across the land.
I'm interested in a trip to central Oregon to see this event, at a time and place where the odds are greater for a clear view of the solar show.
I would plan to camp on Aug. 20, be up and ready for the show on the morning of Aug. 21 and then explore -- BUT NOT TAKE ANYTHING -- some of the Fossil Beds. We’d camp that night before heading back to Cali.
Right now, I'm assessing interest. If there is a great response then I'll organize this Oregon adventure. If not then I might have given some folks a great idea for a road trip next August!!!