MAR 3 FRI TRIP
1 POLK COUNTY MUSEUM & A.C. GILBERT DISCOVERY
Our route is north on I-5, west to Corvallis, north on 99W with
rest stop at Sarah Helmick State Park. We arrive at 9:30 a.m. or so in Rickreall
to tour the new Polk County Museum, where in 1846 the 15 member Applegate party
departed to blaze the famous Applegate (Southern) Trail. Time and weather
permitting we shall travel back roads through some lovely farm country to the
Falls City Falls on the Little Luckiamute. Then lunch at the Dallas City Park.
We will depart before 1:30 p.m., driving by the historic Court House and on to
Salem arriving at 2 p.m. at the A.C. Gilbert Village, located near the River
Front Park, the Village includes some historic buildings, the National Toy Hall
of Fame, some outside playground apparatus, a delightful place.
Mr. Gilbert, a Salem native, was known as the inventor of the erector set and other things, an Olympic pole vault champion in 1908, and "The Man Who Saved Christmas". This is a unique and enjoyable place. Return to Eugene at 5:30 p.m.
COST $29 members ($31 nonmembers) PAYMENT DUE MARCH 10
APR 24 TUE TRIP 2 GOLDEN AND
SILVER FALLS & MYRTLEWOOD GROVES
Depart Valley River Parking Lot heading south on I-5 , turning off at Curtin on to Hwy 138 to Reedsport. There will be a rest stop at Scottsburg County Park, seeing the first small grove of myrtlewood by the river. Second stop will be at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing and Interpretative Center. Proceeding south from Reedsport on Hwy 101 . Then we take the Millicoma Highway to the Millicoma Myrtlewood Corridor (15 miles east of Coos Bay) then proceed to Golden and Silver Falls where everyone will have plenty of time to hike both falls and have lunch. It is a nice shady place (myrtlewood grove) with tables and benches so you can just sit and enjoy. Back to CoosBay for a stop at The Oregon Connection (formerly known at The House of Myrtlewood) for a tour and shopping. We will then return along the coast to Eugene. Of course there will be stops along the way.
Here! To see Panoramas of Golden and Silver Falls. Note:
You will need the Quicktime Viewer to access.
COST $29 member, $31 Non‑member PAYMENT DUE APRIL 2
MAY 7-11 MON-FRI TRIP 3 REDWOODS AND
OREGON SOUTH COAST
On the trip we will take in as much as possible of the
California State Parks and National Redwood Parks. These redwood trees that have
been preserved range from 400 to 1000 years old.
Day 1 - Will take us from Eugene to Brookings with a lunch stop
at Shore Acres and a tour of the Hughes House close to Port Orford. We will stay
overnight at the Beachfront Inn with ocean view rooms, equipped with microwaves,
coffeemakers and refrigerators.
Day 2 - From Brookings to Eureka. Our first stop will be at the
Trees of Mystery, then the Tour Through Tree and the Newton B. Drury Parkway
through the Redwoods. We will arrive in Eureka for a late lunch at the Samoa
Cookhouse (lunch included). It was once a cookhouse and a Sawmill. Later in the
afternoon we will visit the Clarke Memorial Museum in Old Town and drive past
some beautiful Victorian homes. Nights 2 and 3 will be a the Red Lion in Eureka.
Day 3 - We will go south of Eureka for a drive through The
Avenue of the Giants with stops at Redcrest and the Humbolt Redwood State Park
Information Centers, and other stops as time permits. Also a short hike near
info center. We will turn north and go to Ferndale for lunch (price included)
and a tour of Ferndale. It is FULL of old Victorian architecture.
Day 4 - Leaving Eureka our first stop will be the Lady Bird
Johnson Grove. Then traveling north along the coast we will stop at several
overlooks, arriving in Crescent City in time for lunch at the Beach Front Park
then a short drive north we take up to the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park and
the Simpson Reed Discovery Trail. Everyone should go far enough on the trail to
get the feelings of awe and reverence in this hushed atmosphere whether or not
one does the entire trail. We will overnight at the Curly Redwood Lodge in
Day 5 - From Crescent City, Brookings, and stop at the Azalea
Park then on to Bandon . We will lunch on our own in Bandon and tour old town.
Need lunches days one and four. Then board the bus for Eugene.
COST: $330 members ($340 nonmembers)
DEPOSIT $100 DUE NOW!
MAY 24 THU TRIP 4 RHODIES
AND AZALEAS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
Douglas County is a relatively unknown Eden for displaying
Spring flowers, wild and cultivated. We will travel south on 1‑5 to the
community of Azalea. The gardens are at 1800 feet elevation and should be at
their peak in mid-May. Charles and Ruth Amos will be our hosts. We will lunch at
that area or return to the River Forks Park in Roseburg at the confluence of the
North and South Umpqua Rivers. Then on to the Sanders Nursery in Melrose for
rhodies. Mr and Mrs. Sanders private home is on a steep hillside surrounded by
trees and plants. Later we should have time to enjoy the Stewart Park along the
South Umpqua and also the Riverside Park at the Roseburg Visitor Center.
COST: $30 members ($32 non members)
PAYMENT DUE MAY 5
JUN 1 FRI TRIP
5 SCHREINER'S IRIS GARDENS AND ADELMANN
JUN 14 THU TRIP 6
LUNCH AND A CRUISE ON THE WILLAMETTE QUEEN STERNWHEELER
COST $40 member ($42
nonmembers) DEPOSIT $20
NOW! BALANCE DUE MAY 20
JUN 23 SAT TRIP 7 DOERNER
FIR AND SUSAN CREEK FALLS - 2 HIKES
Traveling south on I-5 through Roseburg and then over a complex
of back roads via Reston to the remote Doemer Fir. The hike to this world
champion tree is about 1.5 miles round trip with some up and downs. The rhodies
in this awesome old growth forest should be in bloom in June. Lunch at the
trailhead. Then to the Stewart Park along the South Umpqua for a break.
Next east on Hwy 138 up the North Umpqua to Susan Creek Falls, another 1.5 mile
easy hike. Other stops will be at the Narrows (Swiftwater Park Wayside) and the
Colliding Rivers at Glide. Home via the scenic Wilbur cut-off. Return by 6p.m.
using Experience Oregon's small bus - LIMIT 25 riders.
COST: $30 Members ($32 Non members)
PAYMENT DUE JUNE 5
JUL 11-13 WED- FRI TRIP
8 NORTHWESTREK: TACOMA/ OLYMPIA
Here is your chance to take by ways to see what we miss when we
cruise north on I-5.
COST: $190 members ($196 non
members) DEPOSIT $50 NOW
BALANCE DUE JUNE 5
AUG 9 THU TRIP
9 THE SPRUCE GOOSE AND THE JENSEN ARTIC MUSEUM
We will travel I-5 and the by ways to McMinnville to see The Howard Hughes Flying Boat (the Spruce Goose). It is the largest wooden airplane ever built. It has recently been placed in a new hanger. Evergreen Aviation purchased the plane in 1992. It will become the center piece of a 21 plane display for their new Capt. Michael King Smith Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. The museum has aircraft dating from a 1921 DeHavilland. We will have a picnic lunch then travel on to Monmouth to the Jensen Arctic Museum, the only museum on the West Coast devoted to collecting, preserving and teaching about the Arctic Culture and ecology. Then the by ways home.
COST $36 members ($38 non members)
PAYMENT DUE JULY 16
AUGUST 26-31 SUN- FRI TRIP
10 BOISE, LESLIE GULCH AND GEOLOGY
Leaving Shopko at 8 a.m. heading for the first rest stop at Oakridge, then on to Salt Creek Falls then via Crescent cutoff to Hwy 31. Stop at "Hole in the Ground", then to Fort Rock State Park for lunch. We travel on the Christmas Valley Byway to "Crack in the Ground" (if road is open) and then to Wagontire and Riley. We will stay our first night at the Best Western Inn in Hines. Day 2 - East on Hwy 20 (advance clocks one hour), via Ontario into Idaho. Lunch stop tba. A possible stop in Caldwell at the Evans Gem and Mineral Collection at Albertson College. Next a DO NOT MISS major attraction, the World Center for Birds of Prey, arriving at 3p.m. or so. Staying at the Best Western Vista Inn in Boise ( a 3 night stay) . We will have a welcome party, USA Today paper, continental breakfasts and a heated pool available to us. Tuesday, August 28th will be the Basque Dinner. The 3rd and 4th days will be spent in the City of Trees, with the following sites included ( order not yet determined). 1. Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center featuring easy walking trails, ponds, plants, windows to view fish life (4.5 acres of ecological systems in a urban setting), 2. Boise Tour Train 1 hr. around town, 3. Julia Davis Park, rose garden and nice grounds, 4. Idaho History Museum, 5. Basque Museum & Cultural Center early evening tour and lecture and a Basque dinner (price included), 6. Idaho State Capitol, 7. Old Idaho Prison, 8. Idaho Botanical Gardens, and other places as there is lots to do in Boise. Day 5 ‑ Leave Boise getting back into Oregon. Do Succor Creek Canyon (north to South) on a real back country road. Side trip to Leslie Gulch for goats ,geology and more. After lunch , on to Jordan Valley to meet Mike Hanley at his ranch to see his wagons. Overnight at Jim's Basque Station Motel (overflow at Sahara Motel ) Day 6 Is a long travel day, but we gain an hour. Stop at the Charbonneau grave site. Via Hwy 95,78,20 via Bums, Bend, Santiam Pass, Sahalie Falls and finally home. Note We will be in lots of geology in Ewart Baldwin country. You will need a sack lunch each day.
COST: $390 MEMBERS, $402 NON
MEMBERS DEPOSIT $50
NOW $170 DUE JULY 1
BALANCE DUE AUG 1
SEP 27 THU TRIP 11 FALL COLOR/AUFDERHEIDE
We will travel to Westfir and take the Aufiderheide Drive by the North Fork. On the way we will stop at the Fish Hatchery at Oakridge. We will drive into the Erma Bell Lakes campground and have lunch. After lunch we will take aside trip to Hidden Lake and stop at Delta Grove for a short hike. On the way home we will stop at the new Forest Service Building at McKenzie Bridge.
COST $24 members ($26 non members)
PAYMENT DUE SEPT 10
OCT 8-11 MON- THU TRIP 12 MIGRATING
BIRDS/TRINITY ALPS/ STAGECOACH ROAD
We will leave Shopko on Coburg Road at 8 a.m. traveling Hwy 58 to Oakridge, for a rest stop then continue over Willamette Pass for our picnic lunch stop at Collier State Park near Chilloquin. Then travel on to Lower Klamath Lake for viewing migratory birds. Then on to Redding for the night at the LaQuinta Inn. At 8p.m. Ranger Clinton Kane will present slides on the original stage coach route from Old Shasta City to Oregon. Continental Breakfast will be served.
Day 2: First stop Redding Arborteum for bird viewing and a walk. Then on to Old Shasta City to visit the museum. Its our first historic town on the stage coach route. Next Ranger Kane will guide us from Whiskey Town to French Gulch (lunch included). Onto Lewiston for a good look at all the original buildings. Then on to Weaverville to explore this town and the Joss House. We will stay at the Victorian, a buffet dinner included.
Day 3: First we'll replenish our lunch boxes and explore more of the historic town. Leaving Weaverville we'll take Hwy 3 to Trinity Center, The old Bowerman Barn and the Carrville Inn (including a tour). We will eat our picnic lunch on the barbecue pad and then be served blackberry cobbler and beverage (price included). The Katoon Resort will be our next rest stop. Then to the summit of Scott Mtn. Next we stop in the quaint town of Etna and the Scott Valley Pharmacy. The owner will give a short talk, have ice cream and or shop. If time permits we will drive to the summit of Mt. Etna. Driving through Scott Valley to Yreka for the night staying at the Amerihost Inn, continental breakfast included.
Day 4: we will take I-5 back into Oregon, with a rest stop at a
park known as the state of Jefferson. Then on to the Mineral Museum at Central
Point. Our lunch will be ready for us at Wolf Creek Inn (price included). Then
north on I-5 possibly stopping in Oakland for Tolley's treats.
COST $270 members ( $278 non
members) DEPOSIT $70 NOW!
BALANCE DUE SEPT 5
DEC 11 TUE TRIP 13
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2001 DEPARTURE 3:30P.M.
Baxter Shaw will lead us on this spectacular Christmas event. We will leave Eugene at 3:30p.m. and stop at Casey's (Garden Valley exit) for dinner on your own. After dinner, we will drive to the Wildlife Safari for a "fantasy" of lights where hot chocolate is served (free) a short skit is presented and a wagon ride takes passengers to a hill where the rhinos are silhouetted in the night, Then back to Roseburg and the River Forks Park where we will see a 3 block display of light depicting many Christmas motifs.
COST $27 member($29 non member) PAYMENT
DUE BY NOV 15