August 21 Will Bring Eclipse, And Many Visitors, To Oregon

14 Jul 2017

Posted in General by Curtis Williams

As harvest 2017 continues unabated, we thought it would be a good time to talk about the most over-hyped event of this millennium, the solar eclipse. For less than 2 minutes on August 21, potentially 100’s of thousands of people are going to flock to our state to see the moon block out the sun. The center line covers a distance of 337 miles within Oregon.

Oregon is ground zero for the eclipse as it will first be seen on the Oregon coast and the across the 45th parallel which includes Salem, Madras, John day and exits in Ontario Oregon and ends in South Carolina.

There is the potential for unmanageable gridlock, exorbitant hotel rates, (reports of $800/night) and generalized pandemonium for an event that will be seen on YouTube infinitum.