(meteorobs) Stargazing at State/National Parks out west
mrclark9266 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 23 20:10:19 EDT 2007
Here's a plug for Crater Lake NP.
For you: 8000 ft elevations and (almost) always clear skies. Even with an
occasional fire, they don't send up much smoke at night. They have a
recently remodeled lodge, but get your reservation in early.
For the family: Nearby rafting and hiking, spectacular scenery and even
world class theaters and restaurants in nearby Ashland, OR. And the coast is
just a few hours away. I'd fly into Portland, head to Crater Lake and come
back via the coast.
>From: Skywayinc at aol.com
>Reply-To: Global Meteor Observing Forum <meteorobs at meteorobs.org>
>Subject: (meteorobs) Stargazing at State/National Parks out west
>Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:04:47 EDT
>At our house we're now in the process of formulating our family
>summer vacation plans. Two years ago, my wife chose where we'd spend
>our down-time and last year our two teenagers made suggestions.
>This year, it is MY turn to pick the venue.
>Since the Perseids occur at New Moon this year, I'd like to go someplace
>out west where there are very dark, clear skies. My first thought was one
>of our National Parks . . . but which one? If anybody has any experience
>with the State and National Parks out west -- especially in regard to
>stargazing -- and can make some suggestions, I'd sure like to hear them.
>-- joe r.
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