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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?



    [QUOTE=Gregg1956;1058024811]Jumbo Rocks is at 4400 elevation, while Cottonwood is at 3000 feet. The DSO's would be 1,400 feet closer at Jumbo Rocks. And I'm not just sayin' that cuz it's way closer to my house.

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    This is a true statement, but Jumbo Rocks also suffer from being too close to 29 Palms and Yucca Valley. Cottonwood is down on the other side of the hill and has a better sky. I'm not opposed to J/R if we can get the sites all the way to the back we would have a nice spot.. I'm also thinking about a golf outing down in Palm Desert one day as well. Any thoughts on this? I have a few connections for some golf at Desert Willow.

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by magoo01 View Post
    You can count me in, Big Guy!!

    I, like you, am hoping some of the forum members will jump in. Come on, folks!!

    I've only seen a sky similar to that once in my life, in the middle of the North Atlantic on the QEII, on the way to London. I wasn't into astronomy at the time and didn't really appreciate what I was seeing. (regrettable)

    I'm VERY much looking forward to this and would NOT miss it for anything in the world. This is a "once in a life-time" opportunity for me. I'll be there with bells on!! rofI'll will most certainly bring along my appetite. I'm counting on some of those great culinary talents you keep bragging about. Proof's in the pudding, Buddy!!

    Would absolutely love to meet some of you folks!!

    Can't wait 'til then!!

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    this could turn into a big pot luck and I'll bring a smoker for some ribs or tritip or fish... Look out!

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?

    Many things can happen between now and then but we would love to. The only time I have been to a dark sky location I go sky lost. Just could not get my bearngs with so many stars.
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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?

    I thought about this the other night and I may have put this post up too soon. But I did want to put it out there in case there are other OCDers (LOL) that like to plan for a trip like this. Anyway, that being said, if we can get enough interest we may be able to make this a fun trip.

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    I'd sure like to go. I'm in white zone country in Orange County and every once in awhile need to see some better skies. It's a ways away, but hopefully thus thread stays active with more folks joining in.

    I got an Astro-Telescopes 152mm achro on a twilight II and APM100ED Semi-Apo Binocular Telescope I'd like to bring, plus some military night vision eyepieces I'm using with scopes and narrowband Ha filters for real time narrowband visuals. I'd love to share some views finally. I'll be a tentative since it is so far away. Work a little crazy on planning that far unless vacation time which isn't until the summer.
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    Well it's now February and the wife said lets go. I have a motorhome and the only area that looks like it will fit is Cottonwood in the loops. What is the plan or is there one yet? The northern loop looks to be the best to have fewer neighbors. We most likely will head that way Thursday.
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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?

    The A loop is only open in the peak months, so you will be limited to the B loop. You shouldn't have too much company unless the weather is very warm and even then it should be limited. There is plenty of room for a 30+' motorhome at Cottonwood. It is actually the preferred spot in the park for astronomers. I use to go many times a year. The only down side is the wind can be vicious there at times. It's not as dark a site as it use to be, what site is?, because of a new truck stop at Chiriaco Summit, but it is still a good place to view. Going Thursday will give you a good pick of the campsites. The better ones seem to be at the east end of the loop. I hope you have a good time there. I always did and I miss the great viewing of the SoCal desert.

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    What day would you start? My wife and I could make late Friday (after work) through Sunday the 15th.
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    Hey guys, as far as I'm concerned its a go. I'm thinking that Thursday the 19th would be a good trp and stay till Sunday morning. I was also thinking a visit to The Intrigue of Giant Rock might be fun. Let's keep thinking about this and make it happen.

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree in March anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robrj View Post
    What day would you start? My wife and I could make late Friday (after work) through Sunday the 15th.
    The week before would work, I was thinking the 19th based on the moon phase Moon calendar March 2015

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