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Oliver Total Eclipse Route: August 21st

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The sun and moon have a special moment for Oliver Boondockers on August 21st... a total eclipse route across a wide path of the USA.  If you missed the Total Eclipse of August 7, 1869, and the July 29, 1878 total eclipse... shame on you.  Do not miss this one with your Elite I or Elite II with the Total Eclipse in a photograph.  Post the photo on the Forum for proof.


We hope to be in Idaho for this one.  Unfortunately we and our two Blue Heelers missed the previous two... for good reasons, of course.


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Hope to have a photo from Tellico Plains TN.  Campground has two RV sites with 7 very small log cabins and many tent sites. The owner believes 300 people may gather there. Edit: Have not been boondocking with the Ollie so far, but will give it a try during the next year.


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We hope to be in Idaho for this one.

Where in Idaho? We are staying three nights in the central Panhandle (Saturday night thru Monday night) at the Washington County Fairgrounds (Cambridge, ID) which is about 15 miles north of the Path of Totality. We plan to go south on Monday and find a spot as close as possible to the Path, maybe at 4000 acre Crane Creek Reservoir on BLM land... The lake is dead center...., Maybe we will hike along the nearby bike path from Cambridge, it depends on how intense the frenzy is around there. We wanted to keep a number of options open in case the roads are too jammed.


Cost is just $20 per night, no hookups, but there is potable water and showers close by.






John Davies


Spokane WA



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Our plans for Boondocking are by the moment and opportunity.  Off the Grid Boondocking experiences are an accident, not a plan!  There are open grasslands in the high country in National Forests for those who vacation away from the crowds.


Commercial campsites in Wyoming want many multiples of the standard fare for three day minimums and the same with other areas within this band of observation on this arc. We... are going dry camping with our trailer and with luck, we will not miss this celestial event of the... decade, or is it the century?


And please... do not wash your Oliver before the eclipse.  You know it will rain, profusely on our parade!  We will be looking for all of you in our travels.  We are all 'Accidental Tourists' and love it!


Thank you for giving campsite information.  Not everyone has time to get lost in the forest and eat dust with their dogs.  Live the Ollie Life while you can.  Bring a map.  Your Oliver has to go where you take it, not the other way around!

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