QBARS - v28n1 Post National Convention Guided Tour

Post National Convention Guided Tour
Frank Mossman, M.D., Portland Chapter

From the wild, lonely mountains of Cape Perpetua, through the sand dune country of Florence, to the logging center of Coos Bay with hand-crafted myrtle wood products. Roads lined with huge stands of R. macrophyllum and Ceanothus mixed with various conifers; along the circuitous base of precipitous Humbug Mountain to the extensive azalea groves around Gold Beach at the Rogue River union with the Pacific Ocean; to the rocky, wave filled, eye-satiating broad vistas at Cape Sebastian view point; then to Brookings and lovely Azalea State Park, and at day's end, a walk on azalea flats at Crescent City, California. Second day, a 45-mile drive through Redwood National Park to Azalea and Stagecoach Hills where mind-boggling thousands of azaleas on a display slope will be viewed on a two-hour stroll. Third day, up Smith River Canyon to azalea bogs in semi-desert near 0'Brien, Oregon; finally, to lovely Eugene and productive Willamette Valley, terminus at Portland, Oregon.

May 13, 14, and 15, 1974; Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

Portland, Oregon down Oregon Coast via Highway U.S. 101 to Crescent City. There Monday and Tuesday nights and return by inland route to Grant's Pass, Oregon, thence to Eugene and Portland on U.S. 5.

$50.00 ± for 3 days transportation and 2 nights lodging. Or no fee if you join the group but provide your own transportation and lodging.

Rain gear, cameras, walking shoes, determination, 57-year-old legs or better.

For descriptions and pictures of R. occidentale and macrophyllum selections to be seen on this trip, see A.R.S. Quarterly Bulletins, Vol. 25, No. 4, October, 1971 and Vol. 26, No. 4, October, 1972, articles by Frank Mossman or Britt Smith, and centerfold color pictures.