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8/5/2012
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Anybody going out to the desert to watch the show? I am going to try and FINALLY get out there this weekend and do some exploring and watch the meteor showers.

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8/5/2012
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I'll be in the Sierra one more time before school starts. I am hoping it will be great viewing.
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hikerdmb wrote:
I'll be in the Sierra one more time before school starts. I am hoping it will be great viewing.
David


Once again jealous....have a great time.

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Jus got back from a week in Mammoth
Amazing weather
I think you should have some of the same smile
Have Fun
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I'll be in the Sierra one more time before school starts. I am hoping it will be great viewing.
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I just got back myself from 14 days in Yosemite, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Great weather everywhere with cool thunderstorms in the Rockies. Spent most of the time in southwestern Colorado. I'll share some pics when I get them posted.
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I am crying with envy...look forward to any photos....

hikerdmb wrote:
I just got back myself from 14 days in Yosemite, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Great weather everywhere with cool thunderstorms in the Rockies. Spent most of the time in southwestern Colorado. I'll share some pics when I get them posted.
David


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8/7/2012
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I was thinking about taking the family out to see the shower. We have gone on some day trips and have had a great time but never have camped there. Any suggestions where to camp? Thanks, Stephen
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Troutbum wrote:
I was thinking about taking the family out to see the shower. We have gone on some day trips and have had a great time but never have camped there. Any suggestions where to camp? Thanks, Stephen


It will be hot this weekend, I hope your family enjoys triple digit temps and muggy weather. Blair Valley is probably a good choice, it is a higher altitude and fairly dark there.

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8/8/2012
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Thanks for the info! May show up a little before dark set up camp and leave first thing in the morning... Any problems getting a camp site?
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8/8/2012
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Troutbum wrote:
Thanks for the info! May show up a little before dark set up camp and leave first thing in the morning... Any problems getting a camp site?


No, not at all. Blair Valley is huge and I would be surprised if you saw anyone there except me this time of year. Look for a big red dodge crew cab with a shell, I may also head out there Sat night.

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8/9/2012
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Thanks! Will do.
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Some friends and I will be out in Fish Creek Saturday afternoon and somewhere out in the desert to watch the meteor shower later that night. Will stop by if we see your truck in Blair Valley. Tom
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8/9/2012
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tommy750 wrote:
Some friends and I will be out in Fish Creek Saturday afternoon and somewhere out in the desert to watch the meteor shower later that night. Will stop by if we see your truck in Blair Valley. Tom


Will you not be at the Ocotillo Wind Energy protest? If I make it out to BV I will most likely be near the road where you turn right towards the Marshal South parking area, that is my usual spot.

Would love to go out to Fish Creek also but committed myself to the protest, what time are you going out?

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8/10/2012
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dsefcik wrote:
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Some friends and I will be out in Fish Creek Saturday afternoon and somewhere out in the desert to watch the meteor shower later that night. Will stop by if we see your truck in Blair Valley. Tom


Will you not be at the Ocotillo Wind Energy protest? If I make it out to BV I will most likely be near the road where you turn right towards the Marshal South parking area, that is my usual spot.

Would love to go out to Fish Creek also but committed myself to the protest, what time are you going out?


I'm planning on making out to Ocotillo tomorrow morning to join you. Will be heading out to Fish Creek sometime in the mid afternoon. The agenda for the protest? Travelling elsewhere or in Ocotillo? Tom
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We downloaded "Meteor Counter," a free app for iPhone and Android available at their respective app stores. Apparently NASA wants data from stargazers on meteor magnitude and frequency. The app is a handy way to collect and forward the data to NASA.
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8/11/2012
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tommy750 wrote:

I'm planning on making out to Ocotillo tomorrow morning to join you. Will be heading out to Fish Creek sometime in the mid afternoon. The agenda for the protest? Travelling elsewhere or in Ocotillo? Tom

Sorry Tom, I was not able to get away from home for the protest. If you catch this on your phone while you are out there I will still be in BV today/tonight, will be leaving this afternoon

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7/22/2015
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Troutbum wrote:
Thanks! Will do.



I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing. Hi, I'm new to this site and I created an account just to comment on this. How did it go? How was the weather?
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Troutbum wrote:
Thanks! Will do.



I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing. Hi, I'm new to this site and I created an account just to comment on this. How did it go? How was the weather?
We wrote a trip report here http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic317-perseid-meteor-shower-.aspx

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7/23/2015
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dsefcik wrote:
We wrote a trip report here http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic317-perseid-meteor-shower-.aspx


I still remember that night. We almost missed meeting Daren for the first time since he apparently passed out after a long hike with his buddies Jose and Jack smile
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7/23/2015
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I still remember that night. We almost missed meeting Daren for the first time since he apparently passed out after a long hike with his buddies Jose and Jack smile
Little did I know Tom and I would end up becoming friends and hiking/backpacking all the time now...Toast

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dsefcik wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
I still remember that night. We almost missed meeting Daren for the first time since he apparently passed out after a long hike with his buddies Jose and Jack smile
Little did I know Tom and I would end up becoming friends and hiking/backpacking all the time now...Toast



Must have been in the stars, er Perseids smile
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7/23/2015
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Hey guys, I read the meteor shower is peaking around August 13. The wife wants to go North to visit relatives at the peak. I thought I was going to be soaking in the hot springs at night in central Cali but our other friends cancelled. Now working on plan B. Hoping for high pressure and clear night for all. I am afraid my next Desert days will need to wait till the highs drop below 85. I know, I know I fail at high temps. You guys are tough! GLTA
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7/24/2015
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Thanks for the advance notice rockhopper, according to earthsky it is happening the 11th-13th of August.

I have marked my calendar, Tom...can I ask you out on another date..?? Buttstroke

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8/10/2015
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dsefcik wrote:
absolemn wrote:
Troutbum wrote:
Thanks! Will do.



I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing. Hi, I'm new to this site and I created an account just to comment on this. How did it go? How was the weather?
We wrote a trip report here http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic317-perseid-meteor-shower-.aspx


Should I be worried about snakes/scorpions/tarantulas when I camp? Does a zippered tent help?
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absolemn wrote:
Should I be worried about snakes/scorpions/tarantulas when I camp? Does a zippered tent help?
They live out there...but I wouldn't worry about them, just don't bother any snakes you see.



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8/21/2015
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Did anybody make it out for the showers? I have been way too busy with work to get away this summer much, I was hoping some other folks may have been able to get out and see the meteors.

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