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The Seven Feathers RV Resort, 325 Quintioosa Blvd, Canyonville, OR 97417  (541-839-3599)  will be the location of the rally from October 2nd with checkout on October 7th, 2019.

All of the information, including a downloadable and printable  registration form and the schedule, will be displayed in this post. Scroll down to see the various sections and look for updated intformation. Click HERE for an explanation of "downloadable".

A Message from President Bobbie Schultz:

I’m so excited to announce that Western States is coming Oct 2 -7 to Canyonville, Oregon, Seven Feathers RV Resort, for our Fall Rally.  It is a beautiful area in Southern Oregon which will be full of fall colors.  We need a Rally Master, who I will be working with as well.  I’ve put together a brilliant full day bus tour for Thursday Oct 3rd with limited seats.  The tour will include some gold panning, wine tasting, grouped with a fabulous lunch, which will include Prawns with bowtie pasta, salad, garlic bread, and 3 wine  tastings, including one of Southern Oregon’s most beautiful wineries.  Our hosts will be Melrose Winery in Roseburg, overlooking the Umpqua Valley, located on the Umpqua River where you can wander the grounds or shop in the gift shop.  Before we arrive at our destination, we will have crossed two historic covered bridges, be driven through beautiful forests of Douglas Fir Trees, which is Oregon’s State Tree.

I encourage you to join us and be a part of another wonderful GMCWS Rally.  Looking forward to hearing from you, but only if you enjoy beautiful scenery, a beautiful RV Resort, and lots of quaint historic towns.  Thrown in are some surprises, that will astound you and will have the makings of another wonderful rally for the 2019 Fall GMCWS Rally.

Bobbie Schultz, President

The Road Less Traveled Tour by Bobbie Schultz

Cost $60.00 per person. Thursday, Oct. 3rd Departure 9:00 am

Our tour begins in Canyonville, from there we will be wrapping around the south Umpqua River, departing at 9:00 from 7 Feathers RV park.  Traveling will be through farm country as the road bends with the river, crossing the Milo Academy Covered Bridge, continuing on to the Tiller Ranger Station.  The Ranger Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   There is a small hike to one of the historic overlooks where you look all over the valley.  We will be greeted by the Park Ranger who will answer questions and give a small talk; you will also be able to use the restrooms at the station.  We will also view stands of Douglas Fir Trees, Oregon’s State Tree.  The route ends in Myrtle Creek, where we will do some browsing and shop for some coffee or tea, Oregon style.  We will cross the Horse Creek Covered Bridge as we make our way to Riddle, a small historic town.  I hope you brought your gold pan?  So you can pan for gold in the recreational Gold Panning areas.  Whether or not you pan for gold, you’ll strike it rich on this 45mile Scenic Canyon drive through western Oregon’s historic mining country. We will have a surprise stop at one of the big lumberyards I don’t think we have to drive one of the lumber trucks put hope to be able to see one.

I’m sure you’ve worked up an appetite and I’ve found a beautiful old winery in Roseburg, where we will be having lunch beside the Umpqua River.  Lunch includes 3 wine tastings, prawns with bow-tie pasta, salad and garlic bread.  Lunch is included with your tour.  The winery also includes a lovely gift shop, for your shopping pleasure.  Lunch will be served at 1:00pm. Afterwards you can walk the beautiful grounds and cross the bridge,  I always love bridges.

On our way home we will visit one more Winery, ” Hill Vineyard”, Oregon’s oldest estate winery, before we head back to 7 Feathers RV Park.

Wine Tour Registration Form

Available spots will be limited, so sign up early.

Thank You, Bobbie

Rally Registration Forms

Just below this paragraph are some "Rally Instructions" which are necessary because we are required by the resort to use their registration form (below instructions) and to follow their registration procedures. The instructions try to simplify the whole thing. Please print them and follow them. Thanks.

Just below this paragraph is the required 7 Feathers Reservation Form. Please fill it out completely and send it, along with your Wine Tour registration (elsewhere in this post if you plan to go) and your check payable to "Armand Minnie" to Armand at the address provided in the registration instructions above.

7 Feathers Rally Schedule (Tentative)

To print or download the PDF below click on the >> symbol on the top right of the display below.

Book selection for the rally: "The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck.

Relive the life of a pioneer by reading "The Oregon Trail". This book is a recipe for adventure and a moving personal saga, a masterpiece to be read as well as a history lesson to be learned. {Gene Schultz grew up on the family homestead in Nebraska which had 40 acres of original prairie sod with deep indentations from the wagon wheels heading  to the Oregon Trail)  

Here are some excerpts from the review on Amazon:

"Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon. The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules.   Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck's chronicle is a "laugh-out-loud masterpiece" ( Willamette Week ) that "so ensnares the emotions ... that it will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land" (The Boston Globe )." 

Join us Friday, October 4th at 11 a.m. for coffee/tea, treats, and a discussion of the book (hosted by Carol Minnie).  Everyone is welcome.  Come join us even if you haven't read the book.  But read it if you can.  It's a great read!