Personal eclipse stories are flying about like birds right now. When Adam Trent and I returned from Oregon, there were already lots of stories and photos awaiting us! We went to Durkee, OR, which was not as welcoming as Baker, where we stayed. In fact they called out the National Guard to handle the unwelcome hordes! The eclipse was fabulous from that site, though!
Heather Voboril and Melissa Sherwood both went to the Oregon mountaintops where they actually met each other for the first time. Melissa says they had a lot of birds up there, too, which Durkee didn’t have. Melissa’s family video is here: https://youtu.be/WHyK_HoQtHg
Here’s Heather’s eclipse series (Click to enlarge):
Donna La Casse writes: “Enjoyed it from up high seeing Mt Hood and Adams in the Ochoco National Forest. Met these astronomy geeks with their equipment! I did not take but one picture but liked the solar flares and sunspots. Took 1 photo from the eve with the fellows, and you see the moon shadow in the distance leaving our area.”
Meanwhile, back in Washington, everyone who couldn’t get away still had a great time, if you can believe these photos!
And of course you can make your own eclipse! At Stonehenge on the way home, Adam and I celebrated with Moon Pies!