The super eclipse of 2017 is coming up soon! I’m still trying to decide where I want to be to view it but I have been gathering lots of information that I’d like to share. Visit my Eclipse 2017 page for all of my links and information.
Have you made your plans yet? Where are you going?
Michael Zeiler, www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com
Just a short drive from downtown Bend, Oregon is a spot that is not to be missed – Pilot Butte. It’s a short spiraling drive up to the top of this scenic viewpoint. If you are feeling energetic you can hike to the top. This seemed a popular activity and we saw plenty of people walking, hiking and even running on Pilot Butte.
From Left to Right: Mt Bachelor, South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister
From the top of this cinder cone you have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains – even Mount Hood! In case you were wondering exactly which peaks were the Sisters and where exactly is Mt Bachelor, there is a handy plaque mapping out all the mountains. I had a deep discussion with a 7 year old girl about which mountains were the Sisters.
Handy guide to the surrounding peaks
Pilot Butte is open year round but you are going to want to wait for a nice clear day for the best viewing conditions. It would also be a great place to take in a sunrise or sunset. Aside from the mountains we had a great view of all the fall colors.