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Fri, Sep 13


Tumalo State Park Campground

Oregon Outback Expedition - Geological Discoveries

One of our favorite areas of the PNW to explore is the Oregon Outback. Centered between Christmas Valley and Bend, The Oregon Outback provides ample opportunities to explore remote and curious geological features in the surrounding areas.

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Oregon Outback Expedition - Geological Discoveries
Oregon Outback Expedition - Geological Discoveries

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sep 15, 2019, 4:00 PM

Tumalo State Park Campground, 64185 O. B. Riley Rd, Tumalo, OR 97703, USA

About the event

Imagine stepping into the Oregon Outback, some 10,000 years ago. What is high desert now, was a prehistoric lake; Teeming volcanos and blow outs. Underground lava tubes, with hot golden magma flowing beneath you. Palm trees and animals and mammals only seen in the arid or tropic climates we know of today. Obsidian flows and undulating sand dunes.

Our journey will start at the leisure rich Tumalo state campground, just Northheast of the city of Bend, OR.

We will depart around noon from the campground and head to the High Desert Museum. We will head towards Fort Rock. A Tuft Ring 10,000 years ago, now a geological monument in the O. O. (Oregon Outback).

We will then make camp and have the option of hitting Derrick Cave, Crack in the ground and a few other geological points of interest in the area. When our geology lesson is over, then we will venture into some American military history, by visiting a Navy plane crash site, an Air Force radio station and we will eventually sit down and relax for a moment or two.

A planning thread will be created in the Trip Planning Forum.


More details in the planning thread.

We will have round table discussions at camp fire. Please bring a topic to discuss and a great attitude and an eagerness to learn.

Dan Cronin -Trip leader

Chris Schenk

Damien Hooper

Jacob Specht

William Beers

Nathan Poplawski

Derek Smith

John Graves

Paul Smith

Jason Scott


  • Paid Members Only - Free

    Exclusive free access with paid membership

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  • Early Bird - Non-Paid Members

    If you are not a paid member, you will have a chance to join us, but we are limiting these tickets to two only.

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