BIG NEWS – For the first time in The Warm Spring Confederated Tribe 138 year history they have issued the first and only tribal permit for the summit of Mt Jefferson, Oregon’s second tallest peak directly along the line of totality. Big Mountain Heli Tours is honored to be the recipient of this unique and special access permit that will directly benefit tribal programs.
Mt Jefferson Summit Solar Eclipse Basecamp
Imagine waking up on best private viewing location in the Continental USA at 8500′ with your own wilderness guide, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and an exclusive seat to the most amazing celestial event in a generation. In tandem with the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes we have the exclusive permit to land on the eastern flank of the second tallest peak in Oregon and set up an overnight eco camp for you and up to six guests.
Your exclusive camp will be staffed by a local mountain wilderness guide, medic, and chef and we will be practicing zero impact camping at this unique and stunning location. To the north will be mountain views as far as Mt St Helens and to the south will be downrange snowcapped Cascade views. The eclipse will happen directly in front of the camp site with a shadow that will race across the plains and Lake Billy Chinook below before enveloping the entire mountain at 10.05am.
There are no other solar eclipse locations like this one in the United States, and the bulk of the site and location cost will go to the Warm Springs Tribes to benefit tribal programs. The summit at Mt Jefferson is the perfect site for those who want something truly unique and memorable and for film and tv productions seeking a unique branded content location.
Please contact us with interest. Let’s fly! 541-668-7670