2017 Total Eclipse

Discussion in 'Astronomy / Star Gazing' started by strangebird22, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Zombieitch

    Zombieitch New Member

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    Ha, I don't think the two 30 amp hookups and lack running water/restrooms, would not be sufficient to say the last.

    Some close by camp grounds are Suttons Bluff and, Johnsons shut-ins state park. I will take a closer look at the map but from the zoomed out view the area appears to be golden.
     
  2. gruss

    gruss Active Member

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    ill look those up. any ideas are welcome. [SUN]
     
  3. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    what I have experienced for private CG on the line of totality is they are already being booked (public CG reservations not avail yet).
     
  4. Zombieitch

    Zombieitch New Member

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    I don't think the public camp grounds are taking reservations that far out yet.

    The private camp ground we have is more or less family land. 60 acres of fun and recreation just more limited on power connections than any of us would like.
     
  5. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    Public CG are not, and when they open up it is going to be a rush for reservations.


    What I did was solicit Private CG along the path until I got one that would reserve a number of spots for us.
    They STILL don't have the 2017 Calendar organized, but we have a min. of 10 spaces and they have Tent sites AND Dry camping area over their 22 acres.


    We are 16 miles from the center line, but close enough AND it won't occur until after 17:00, and last for 2 m 10 sec.


    One Priv. CG I contacted had already had reservations for a group of 200 Airstreams!


    We would not have wanted to observe the eclipse there anyway because of ALL the GLARE!! [LOL]
     
  6. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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  8. tenttrailer

    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    We made reservations at lbl canal, which looks like its less than 15 miles from the GE point.
     
  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    I have reservations at Lewis and Clark state park just outside st Joe Missouri.
     
  10. tls2971

    tls2971 Active Member

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    There are a few members already booked at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. Check out the Southeastern Rally information on this website. Last time I checked the private campgrounds were almost full and the state park down there was being booked. However, there are many campgrounds down in Western Kentucky so you should be able to find one along the path.
     
  11. tenttrailer

    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    We book the LBL Canal COE site the day it opened for the friday before the 21, mid february. Within 1 week all reservable sites were booked. The have a lot of walkin sites, but we did not want to chance it.

    For my digital camera I have a 300 mm walking around lense. Just ordered 2x multiplier which will take me up to 600 mm. I think 600 mm will get the sun the right size. Need to get some filters and start playing around with sun shots. I think I'm going to get out my old OM1 film camera and start playing with sun shots with BW film.
     
  12. Dave Brick

    Dave Brick El Cheapo Family Camper

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    Holy Cow! Jackson Hole WY is almost dead on the red line!
     
  13. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    12 Days
     
  14. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    We canceled our trip to Wyoming to view the eclipse, for a bunch of reasons - the fact that it sounds like it was setting up for controlled (or not) chaos was one of them. We now have reservations in our favorite campground in CO, not quite as near to totality, but huge meadows and (probably) not the craziness of the totality route.
     
  15. Old_Geezer

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    Probably a good move and hopefully its not cloudy for the entire 3 minutes of totality. You also may have avoided running into this guy. [:D]

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  16. SCDave

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    Any body that can not get a reservation but would like to view the eclipse from the center red line (yes dead center) I am willing to offer up my front yard. I have enough room for 3 more pop ups. This is in Lexington county South Carolina. Electricity is limited and no facilities but we can dig a latrine (yes this is in the country) if needed. So if anybody is interested you can contact me at dlittle231@yahoo.com for more details.
    Thanks and lets pray we have great weather.
    Dave
     
  17. Hoomi

    Hoomi I write everything the voices in my head tell me.

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    I booked into Toadstock, just outside of Alliance, Nebraska, for the event. Toadstock is a local music festival, normally held on Labor Day Weekend, but they rescheduled to August for the Eclipse. I paid $50 for the weekend, which included the camping, the concerts, and parking the day of the Eclipse. The viewing was terrific, and the people couldn't have been friendlier. Traffic on the way out was a bit of a problem, but it was worth it.
     
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  18. Garland

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    The fears about traffic in the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone were completely overrated. We stayed at Grant Village and on the morning of the eclipse drove before dawn to a lookout/turnaround site on Elk Flats, about 20 miles north of Jackson. We were with another family as a group, so we went in 2 cars bringing a 10x10 ft canopy, a Coleman stove and breakfast, chairs, binoculars, eclipse glasses and protection for the binoculars, and cameras. The reward?

    1) Dawn breaking over the Grand Teton mountains.
    2) A herd of horses passing by grazing.
    3) A lone buffalo wandering by.
    4) Being in a small group of about 30-40 people that included people from Austria, England, Japan, China, (and Canada of course!) and sharing stories on how we got here.
    5) The most awe-inspiring sight I have ever seen - totality in a clear blue sky!

    It was perfect.
     
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