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    Default Valley Sites for Observing Between Yellowstone and Sacramento?



    I've been following a related thread (Road Trip to Dark ...), but decided to break off because I'm
    planning a road trip as described below and would like some astro site suggestions. Here's part of a
    post I made on the other thread:
    =============
    It turns out that I'm heading for the OSP (end of August) outside of Bend, the the middle of Montana

    (Bynum--70 mi SE of Glacier), Yellowstone, The Valley of the Moon, and down through Nevada back to
    the Sacramento area. It looks like after about Sept. I'll be getting up early in the morning to
    avoid the moon from around Sept. 1-5! After that the Moon will be tough to deal with. Maybe I can
    find a nice deep valley somewhere out there after the 5th.
    ==============

    The key question, I suppose, is about any valley area on the way back to Sacramento from YS. Any
    other suggestions on sites are welcome.


    --
    Wayne T. Watson (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N, 2,701 feet, Nevada City, CA)
    -- GMT-8 hr std. time, RJ Rcvr 39° 8' 0" N, 121° 1' 0" W

    Gleaned from Bill Bryson's A Brief History of Nearly Everything:
    Yellowstone National Park is the largest active volcano in the world.
    Massive erruptions have occured on an average every 600,000 years. They
    dwarf the one at Mt. St. Helens. It's been 630,000 years since the last
    major erruption. Good luck.

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    Default Valley Sites for Observing Between Yellowstone and Sacramento?

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 04:13:52 GMT, in sci.astro.amateur you wrote:




    Wayne,

    There's a great high-mountain valley between Reno and Sacramento
    called Hope Valley, on highway 89, about 10 minutes west of
    Markleeville.

    http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt...%A0Map=Get+Map

    It's up around 7k feet. Surrounded by tall Sierra peaks in the 10k
    foot range. No big-city light around for at least 60 miles (Reno),
    though South Tahoe may offer a little (20 miles).

    Another nice smaller valley nearby is Grover Hot Springs, about 10
    minutes south of Markleeville. They also have a fine campground there,
    and of course the State-maintained hot springs and cold pool. If
    you're lucky, catch some bluegrass music at Markleeville Inn.

    From Interstate 80 at Reno, take 395 south to 89 west. From there to
    Sacramento, take 88 west for a scenic drive past Kirkwood, or stay on
    89 to 50 west. About 2 hours to Sac from Hope Valley.

    John

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    Wayne Watson's Avatar
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    Default Valley Sites for Observing Between Yellowstone and Sacramento?

    I may check it out. Actually, I'd like to check out the new obs at the community college in Carson
    City. I don't know if they have any public facilities there. The last time I checked it seemed like
    maybe it's exclusively used for students.

    I should mention that I'll be cruising Idaho 20, interstates 15, 86, 84 (around Pocatello) and maybe
    IS 93 down from Twin Falls, ID.

    John La Grou wrote:


    --
    Wayne T. Watson (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N, 2,701 feet, Nevada City, CA)
    -- GMT-8 hr std. time, RJ Rcvr 39° 8' 0" N, 121° 1' 0" W

    Gleaned from Bill Bryson's A Brief History of Nearly Everything:
    Yellowstone National Park is the largest active volcano in the world.
    Massive erruptions have occured on an average every 600,000 years. They
    dwarf the one at Mt. St. Helens. It's been 630,000 years since the last
    major erruption. Good luck.

    Web Page: <home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews>
    Imaginarium Museum: <home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews/imaginarium.html>



 

 

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