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West Coast WU Gathering at Gold Beach Oregon

By: fishless, 2:15 AM GMT on June 09, 2012

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Greetings Gold Beachers!
The planning committee of Duane Foss (Renosohill), Kristina Rinell (kristinarinall), Rich Watson (quickeye) and Lori Quillen (SVLover) are pleased to announce the final version of the schedule of events for the first annual West Coast Wunderground Photographers meet up in Gold Beach Oregon.

The gathering at Gold Beach

The gathering will be held the weekend of September 14-15-16 in Gold Beach Oregon. Headquarters for the event will be located at the Gold beach Resort. You can reach the reservations desk at 1-800-541-0947. Check out the web site at Gold Beach Resort! Every room has an ocean view and free WIFI!


Check in at Gold Beach Resort (after 2:00pm) an activity board will be set up in the hotel lobby to inform you all of when and where to meet throughout the weekend.

Friday Night Casual Pizza - BYOP(izza)

Our first night together to finally get to meet one another in person! We also have two distinguished guests coming from the Wunderground staff! Toby Skinner and Aaron Cowdin and their families will be in attendance and they come bearing gifts! After dinner get ready as we head south for the beautiful Pistol River sunset shoot with its iconic monolithic rocks. This rugged view of the Oregon coast can’t be missed! You can see more of the area at: Pistol River.
Sunset time: 7:28pm.

Saturday Morning
6:30am-10:00am, and included in your stay at the Gold Beach Resort, is a HOT BREAKFAST featuring fresh Scrambled Eggs, Belgium Waffles, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Bagels and cream cheese, English Muffins, assorted breads, Oatmeal, various cold cereals, fresh fruits and many other breakfast essentials!

Sunrise photo excursion to the Jetty and beautiful Rogue River Bridge! See Rich’s stunning photos of the beautiful bridge and surrounding area above!
Sunrise time: 6:58am

Saturday Morning continued…

Now get ready…this is where the day really takes off in a BIG way!! Jerry’s Rogue River Jet Boat ride!
Take a 64 mile excursion up the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Wildlife and gorgeous scenery is abundant! Our goal is to fill the boat with our group so that we have total control on where and when to stop for those perfect photo ops. This trip will also be the tame version – no white water, so people concerned with health issues or potential soggy camera equipment need not worry! Cost for this trip is $40.00 each. We have been collecting money for this trip via members mailing checks to Rich Watson(Quickeye). Due to the short amount of time we have left, if you have not yet mailed your check for the Jet boat trip, you should just plan on bringing it with you to give to Rich on Friday.

Rich lives in Gold Beach and has been instrumental in helping us with photo hotspots, and organizing the jet boat trip, arranging the best Jet Boat pilot, and setting up the restaurant for our Saturday night dinner. Thank you so much, Rich!
A lunch stop will be provided on the boat trip, with ‘order from the menu’ selections. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip. Boat departs at 9:30am. Check out: Jerry's Rogue Jets for more on the boat ride! Don’t miss this one!!

Saturday Afternoon
At approximately 4:30pm a trip to the Chowder House is planned for a family style sit down meal. Chef Rob DeLaura has created a scrumptious menu for us!
• Clam chowder
• Noble green salad with house balsamic dressing
• Roast prime rib of beef , natural jus, horseradish cream
• Roasted fingerling potatoes
• Asparagus spears
• Scampi style prawns with garlic white wine butter sauce
• Bourbon bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and banana foster sauce
• Coffee include / open bar
The cost for this delicious meal is $23.00 (gratuity included).

Saturday Night

Not tired yet?? Great! Because it’s now time for the Saturday evening sunset photo op. This time we will be heading north to Otter Point. This location has great views from the bluffs overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for the sunset. Sunset time: 7:26pm.

Sunday Morning

6:30-10:00am Repeat of breakfast if staying at the Gold Beach Resort.

Sunrise photo shoot…this time up the Rogue River with our resident guide, Rich Watson! Rich will share some of his favorite hot spots for shooting those great wildlife shots he is famous for getting! The Rogue River is not to be missed!
Sunrise time 6:59am.

There will be plenty of time to wander the area to find the perfect spots for the type of photography you enjoy most, and to try new and exciting opportunities to stretch your photographic muscles! Rich will be available Friday through Monday to help point you in the right direction for those staying longer.

Here is a copy of the tide tables for September 14th-16th to help you plan your photo ops:

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 14 Low 5:15 AM 0.2 6:57 AM Rise 5:27 AM 6
14 High 11:28 AM 6.0 7:28 PM Set 6:28 PM
14 Low 5:28 PM 1.3
14 High 11:23 PM 6.5

Sa 15 Low 5:50 AM 0.3 6:58 AM Rise 6:36 AM 1
15 High 11:59 AM 6.5 7:26 PM Set 6:58 PM
15 Low 6:10 PM 0.6

Su 16 High 12:09 AM 6.6 6:59 AM Rise 7:47 AM 0
16 Low 6:26 AM 0.4 7:25 PM Set 7:30 PM
16 High 12:31 PM 6.8
16 Low 6:54 PM 0.2

An information board will be posted in the Gold Beach Resort lobby to keep you all abreast of the events and times to meet. Please let me know if you have questions about any of this: lori@sisqtel.net and continue checking the blog for any updates and a list of confirmed attendees.

We are beyond excited to be able to meet so many of you in person and to share our passion of photography with one another. Thank you all for making the effort to be a part of the 1st annual West Coast gathering!

Updated: 2:56 AM GMT on September 22, 2012


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