American Solar Challenge: Join the Conversation

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The pioneering spirit lives on! The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) and the National Park Service are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act by hosting the American Solar Challenge (ASC), in partnership with Innovators Educational Foundation. From July 14-22, 2018 teams from around the globe will head west along the natural corridor used by American Indians and 19th century emigrants, but instead of traveling in wagons, they will drive solar cars. Qualified participants will make daily stops in communities and national parks along the route. Tune in to the social media channels below to follow along, keep up with events, share your experiences, and connect to history as you race along the Oregon Trail. Look for opportunities to participate in the National Trails Intermountain Region #AmericanSolarPhotoChallenge along the way!

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@NationalTrailsIMR - Hosting the #AmericanSolarPhotoChallenge.



Last updated: July 6, 2018

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