Oregon Star Parties: a Jim's-eye View

I have attended each of the Oregon Star Parties since 1990 except for 2001 and 2010 (must be related to the digits?). The 1988 event escaped my attention - it was a small group of adventurers that year! - and the 1989 event coincided with my big Sierra backpacking trip. The 1990 and 91 events were at Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon, a great destination regardless of sky conditions but about as remote as an Oregon site can get. Since 1992 we've settled in at the Indian Trail Spring site, almost dead-center in the state on Ochoco National Forest land. It's a very good site, but just like more aperture the OSP organizers continue to search for a more nearly perfect site. Time will tell how that effort will end!

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