Apollo 14 Moon Tree Run
Date June 7, 2014
Time 8:00AM – 2:00PM
8:00-11:00 Volunteer Firefighter Breakfast made-from-scratch pancakes, local garden and ranch egg omelets
9:00-2:00 Displays, tour smokejumper museum, remote control airplane demos
10:00 Apollo 14 Moon Tree Run starts
The Moon Tree Run is held at the historic Siskiyou Smokejumper Base next to the Illinois Valley Airport runway. Lat/Long: 42.103651, -123.681429
From Interstate 5: Get off the freeway at Exit 55 (beginning of Highway 199) and travel about 30 miles to Cave Junction. Continue another four and a half miles past Cave Junction to where the road opens into four lanes. Get in the right lane and turn on Smokejumper Way. The base is about a fourth of a mile from the entrance.
From Highway 101: From Crescent City, drive three miles north on Highway 101 and turn on to Highway 199. In about 35 miles you cross the Oregon border and five miles more you come to O’Brien, the first flashing yellow light you will see on Highway 199. Continue another three miles to where the road crosses the bridge over Rough & Ready Creek and widens into four lanes. Get in the left lane and make a left turn on to Smokejumper Way about a half mile past the bridge.
There is an assortment of both private and public camping facilities within a 30 mile radius of the Moon Tree Run. Only the public and nonprofit sites are mentioned below. Look at the sponsor list to the right for more options.County Parks Lake Selmac is the closest county operated camping area and is located about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Reservations and contact information: http://co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=522 Grayback and Caves Creek These are both Forest Service campgrounds located on Highway 46 near Oregon Caves National Monument. Grayback Campground is about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Caves Creek is about 22 miles. Grayback – Reservations 1-877-444-6777 Caves Creek – No reservations Panther Flats, Patrick Creek These are Forest Service campgrounds along Highway 199 in Smith River National Recreation Area and are located about 30-40 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Patrick Creek Reservations 1-877-444-6777 Panther Flats Reservations 1-877-444-6777
The communities closest to the event site have limited but unique lodging at the Oregon Caves Chateau and Out N About Tree House B&B. The communities that are closest to the event that offer a wider variety of lodging are Grants Pass and Crescent City. Allow about an hour to drive from these locations to the Moon Tree Run.