Halfway Oregon, population 337, is located in Pine Valley “halfway” between the communities of Pine and the former mining town of Cornucopia in the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon. It became famous as the world’s first “Internet city” when it changed its name to Half.com during the dot-com boom of the late 90’s. The town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and home to the Pine Valley Rodeo. The Pine Valley Community Museum, with pioneer artifacts and early buildings, is also an interesting place to visit. In addition to simply relaxing and enjoying the pure air, activities such as hiking, camping, fishing abound, and Hells Canyon of the Snake River, with opportunities for jet boat and rafting excursions, are just an hour away by car.
By Air: Boise, Idaho provides the nearest commercial air service to eastern Oregon and Halfway, the site of the Clear Creek Music Festival. American, Delta, and United with their affiliates provide regular service. The Festival provides airport transportation for participants and faculty. The drive is 31/2 hours, with a change from Mountain to Pacific time zones.
Departures: Festival transportation will depart Halfway at 7:00-7:30 a.m. Pacific Time to arrive in Boise by 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Flights should be scheduled to depart after 12:30 p.m.
By Car: Interstate 84 provides access to eastern Oregon from the direction of Portland, OR or Boise, ID. Take Exit 302 In Baker City to Oregon 86 for 52 miles. This route will take you past the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and through the town of Richland before crossing the mountain ridge to descend into the retreat of Pine Valley.