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Eastern Oregon Thunder Egg/Gold Mineral Run

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    Rigs Allowed
  • 200

    miles

Eastern Oregon Thunder Egg/Gold Mineral Run

We will be staying at Whistler Campground for the first night. This is near Thunder Eggs and other minerals we can dig. The mext day we will head out to another known site for digging minerals. Saturday night we will be staying at Lund Park Forest Camp and do a bit of gold panning in the morning.
  • START DATE

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    18:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • END DATE

    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    03:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    15:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • OVERLAND BOUND REGION

    US Northwest

  • EVENT TYPE

    Trip

  • DIFFICULTY

    3 MODERATE

Terrain Type

  • Dirt Road

Recommended

  • 4WD

Channel

Channel Channel Value
  • GMRS 7
  • CB 20

Rally Point Notes:

Bring your hammers and buckets! We are headed out to collect Thundereggs, Minerals, and Fossils. I will even have my gold classifiers and a pan if anyone is interested in looking for gold while we are out there during the second night it is in an area where we can pan without a permit.

We will be staying at Whistler campground for Friday Night. There is a single pit toilet and it is free to stay but getting there is recommended 4x4 and trailers are not recommended. (Don't Worry Roy, I Know A Welder)

44.49728, -120.483646

https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/cs/recarea?ss=110607&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003738&navid=110240000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&recid=38772&actid=29&ttype=recarea&pname=Whistler%20Campground

Saturday by noon we can pack up and head out to the Lucky Strike Mine where there are greater concentrations of minerals. This is a paid site but the fees are very modest. I will be bringing a pickaxe, chisel, 3lb hammer, hammer-drill with chisel (because I am fancy) rock hammer and bucket. Don't forget the sunblock! If I find a good spot I may setup a shade so I can not get burned and stay cool.

44.517848, -120.497199

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Lucky-Strike-Mines-1142109869241670/

For camping Saturday Night we can head to Lund Park Forest Camp to enjoy the water and nearby gold panning sites. There is some distance to cover so we should probably stick to paved roads but I can generate a scenic route for us to Convoy down along.

43.651414, -122.679129

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/umpqua/recarea/?recid=63420

I'll be bringing Carne Asada and Chicken Fajitas for burritos. I'm also going to experiment with making fresh maple bars from scratch on the trail without burning myself of course.

Radios:
CB 20, FRS 7

Requirements:
Good Vibes
Tow Points
Ample Money to pay for a tow

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RollingFortress

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  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • @RollingFortress
  • 02/28/19

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