OCTA Calendar

All IOCTA sponsored events, outings, and activities have no cost and are open to everyone. Please join us!

April 23, 2022: Annual Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway Tour
Meet between Albertsons and McDonalds at Federal Way and Gowen Road at 8:45am. This year’s tour will be special with a lunch break at Rattlesnake Creek instead of the Pilot Truck Stop. More details are available here.

May 12, 2022: California Trail exploration
Meet at City of Rocks visitor center at 12:00 noon. Metal detecting on private property under the direction of the COR archaeologist.

May 13, 2022: Granite Pass Tour
Meet at Subway near Burley Inn at 9:00am. Follow the California Trail up to Granite Pass then continue down the California Trail on the west side. This will be different than last year when we did not follow the CT down the west side but took the rough Vipont Mine Road instead. We hope to be able to get on the bluff above the Devil’s Grave descent and possibly explore routes down the hill.

May 14, 2022: Spring Chapter Meeting
Perkins Restaurant in Burley, Idaho, at 10:00am. Further details will be posted soon.

May 21, 2022: Cadaver dog possible grave searches
Meet at Weatherby Rest Area, I-84, 13 miles northwest of Huntington, Oregon, at 10:00am. Weatherby Rest Area is approximately 90 minutes from Boise. People coming from the west should meet at a large gravel parking lot just north of I-84 at the Durkee exit at 10:30am. We will use trained cadaver dogs to check a couple of suspected graves on the Oregon Trail near Durkee, Oregon, near the top of the Burnt River canyon. Durkee is 10 minutes from the Weatherby Rest Area. We will then return to the rest area for a lunch break before working the dogs on the Van Orman burial site near Huntington and another grave near Birch Creek.

2022 Convention
Casper, WY. More information coming soon.

2023 Convention
Gehring, NE. More information coming soon.