Moro, OR – Take a ride on the rural side with the Sherman County Historical Museum’s narrated Oregon Trail Journey on Saturday, September 25.
Starting at the Museum in Moro at 10:30 a.m. sharp, the bus will take rural roads, with brief stops at little known sites along the way, northeasterly to Monkland, Hay Canyon and Klondike before turning east about nine miles to the Oregon Trail Crossing of the John Day River at McDonald.
The Oregon Trail kiosk and monument at McDonald offer information and views of the Trail and the river Crossing where box lunches will be provided.
The real Oregon Trail Journey will begin at the John Day River going west parallel to the Trail route to the Fork in the Road for the Cut-off to the Barlow Road, Webfoot schoolhouse, through the wind farms to Emigrant Springs, Medler Lane and into Wasco for a brief break.
From Wasco we’ll pick up the Trail again at Mud Hollow and on to Highway 206 to Welk Road to descend to the pioneers’ first view of the Columbia River and the Oregon Trail monument on Highway 30 before arriving at the Deschutes River.
Leaving the historic trail at Deschutes State Park for the return to Moro via Fulton Canyon and the vistas of Gordon Ridge, passengers will arrive at the Museum by 3:30 p.m.
Folding chair, layered clothing, walking shoes, camera and binoculars are suggested. Rest stops are planned at the Museum, Wasco and Deschutes State Park. There are no restroom facilities at the John Day River.
Limited to 16 on a first-call basis, the cost is $30 and registration is required by September 20. Sign up by calling the Museum, 541-565-3232.