August 19-21 (2022) (Fri-Sun) – AROO (Oregon) – Annual Summer Tour to Gold Beach & Ashland, OR

August 19-21 (Fri-Sun) – AROO (Oregon) – Annual Summer Tour to Gold Beach & Ashland, OR. Contact Tom McGirr at or 503-983-3656.

AUGUST 19-21

This two-night, three-day tour will depart from Salem’s Waterfront Park next to the Carousal (opposite State Street). We will travel back roads with a bare minimum of travel on I-5. We will get to Gold Beach in time to walk the beach before happy hour and dinner.

The next day we will head to Ashland, passing through the California Redwoods. You will have the opportunity to walk thru the Redwoods on a trail I discovered last fall. We will visit one or two wineries as we near Ashland before checking into the hotel(s). Dinner will be at Caldera Brewing–Great food and excellent beer!

Our trip home will take us up Dead Indian Road through Butte Falls and onto Hwy 138 to Roseburg, where we will have lunch at McMenamins.

In that we are touring during the ‘high’ season on the coast, as well as in Ashland (Shakespearen Festival), it will be extremely important for you to make your hotel reservations ASAP. Room blocks are not feasible during this time period so YOU need to make your own reservations now if you want to stay in the nicer places.

Here are Tom’s suggestions:

GOLD BEACH August 19: (First 3 are ocean front)
Pacific Reef 541-249-4398 (this is where leader is staying).
Sure Stay Best Western 541-247-7066
Beach Combers Inn 541-247-6691
Motel 6
Wild Chinook Inn

ASHLAND August 20-All three are walking distance to dinner.
Best Western Windsor 541-488-2330 (leader staying here)
Ashland Hills 541-293-0660
Holiday Inn Express 541-201-0202

PLEASE SEND TOM MCGIRR AN RSVP E-MAIL ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR LODGING RESERVATIONS. I need to make dinner reserations which will be a challenge for a large group.

Please RSVP to Tom at
Call Tom at 503-362-8597 with your questions.