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Sumpter Oregon and Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge: Photo Essay

West By March 6, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Workamping in Sumpter Oregon at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge was my favorite workamping experience to date. I enjoyed the work, the people, where I parked, the weather and the entire area. The picture highlights from the two months I spent there follow. Outside the Dredge It’s funny. Have you ever done this? I would […]


Events at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge and the Town of Sumpter

West By February 28, 2022 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Last week, I introduced my two month workamping experience at the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon. Today, I want to share some of the special events that took place while I was there. For such a small town, half way up a mountain, your first thought was probably the same as mine. How […]


Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge Workamping

This and That By February 20, 2022 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

I spent two months in a tiny mountain town in Eastern Oregon called Sumpter. Population 200. It marked my fourth workamping assignment, my third in Oregon with Oregon State Parks. I left my month in John Day, Oregon, where I workamped at Kam Wah Chung and arrived at the historic Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge on […]


Photo Essay: Soderberg Bunkhouse and HistoriCorps Volunteering

This and That By November 2, 2020 Tags: , , , 6 Comments

I took a lot of photos during my two weeks as a volunteer for HistoriCorps at the Soderberg Bunkhouse. Many didn’t fit into articles I wrote about volunteering and about my experience. So, you know what that means? It’s time for another photo essay. These are non-duplicative photos from the previous Soderberg Bunkhouse and HistoriCorps […]