If any ladies are interested in joining the WWWW group in NE Oregon for the total solar eclipse in August 2017, let me know. We have a front-country group campground in the path of totality booked for the 3 nights. This area has the greatest prospects for clear skies for optimal eclipse viewing! We will also incorporate an overnight backpacking trip in the Strawberry Mountains Wilderness. There is also a possibility of going on a 3-4 day backpacking trip after the eclipse in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This is a gorgeous rural part of the world with many beautiful mountains and other sites to see. If you plan on flying in, it's a little over 2 hours from Boise.
What does WWWW stand for? Well, I think I've gotten a different answer every time I've asked... Wild Wonderful Wilderness Women, or something like that. Basically, it's a group of women who met on the old Backpacker.com forums and started getting together for yearly hikes, each time in a different part of the country. I think their first hike was in 1999. My first trip with the group was in Zion in 2005, then we did the first 16 miles of the AT in 2006, there was a trip in 2007 in Boundary Waters that I didn't make, but then I hosted the trip in Joshua Tree in 2009. DyanTX, Bobcat and I got together on Isle Royale in 2010 and Dyan and I hiked Mt. San Jacinto in 2014.
Confirmed for the eclipse trip so far are: DyanTX, JaneC, Mandy, Mtmnslady, Bobcat and myself, who is planning and hosting.