Travels with the Original Easyrider®
2015 Edition

2015 Oregon Ghost Town and Steam Train tour
August 28-31, 2015

With stops in Hermiston, Weston and Elgin, Oregon
Wallowa, Imnaha, Monument, Holdman
Helix, Athena, Enterprise, Oregon
Kings Corner

Checked out the Eagle Cap Excursion Train in Elgin, Oregon

Ride the Moonlight Express on the Sumpter Valley Railroad

Lunch at Hat Rock State Park
Visit The Blue Banana in Lostine, Oregon

Run the length of Hells Canyon

Visit the Oregon Ghost Towns of
Fox, Granite, Bourne
Sumpter, McEwen, Whitney
Cornucopia, Yellow Dog

Stardate 71251.6
aka Julie's Birthday
August 29, 2015

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I was out to Hells Canyon in 2010.

We were out Sumpter, Oregon way in 2014

Pictures of past Stardate adventures: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Sumpter is a historic mining town nestled in Oregon's Blue Mountains at
4,424ft. elevation. Sumpter was never a farming community. Logging and
mining were the two primary industries. Tourism and recreation are the
present economic base, i.e., hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ghosttowning,
boating, mining, etc. The town has several historic preservation projects
underway. There are a number of original homes and historic buildings. The
spelling of Sumpter has always been a curiosity. It was named after Fort
Sumter , So. Carolina, in 1862, and spelled the same as the fort. The
spelling was changed in 1883 to satisfy the U.S. Post Office because of
another town with the same spelling. Sumpter currently has a population
of 175. It is probably considered to be a tourist ghost town, but on a
very small scale.

We stayed at the Depot Inn. It was "ok"... a little rustic but
probably the best lodging between Baker City and John Day. Because of our
travel plans, the location was ideal for us.

Here's more pictures of the Sumpter, Oregon segment.

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