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.
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.
*****THIS WILL BE 99% PRIMITIVE AND REMOTE OVERLAND TRAVEL. PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT RULES APPLY*****
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
Paid Members Only - Free
Exclusive free access with paid membership
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.