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Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by maiathebee » Thu May 04, 2017 3:00 pm

I've got plans to travel to the Tetons to see the total solar eclipse in August and I'm curious if anyone around here is making plans to get to the path of totality. I've never experienced totality before and I'm super excited about it. From what I've heard, it's incredibly surreal.
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I guess as a side-question, anything I absolutely shouldn't miss in the Tetons / Yellowstone? I've only been to the Rockies in the summer once (Glacier NP), so I'm super excited to spend some more time in a range that's not the Sierra (please don't boot me for blasphemy!) I'm planning on one two to three night trip on the Teton Crest Trail and beyond that I'll just be day hiking. If you've got a favorite day hike in Yellowstone, I'd love to know about it.
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Re: Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by TahoeJeff » Thu May 04, 2017 3:46 pm

I was north of Cabo San Lucas in '91 for the total eclipse and it was mind blowing!
I'll be taking my family somewhere in Oregon for the upcoming eclipse...
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Re: Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by Jimr » Thu May 04, 2017 3:53 pm

I don't think I've seen an annular eclipse before, but in 2012, in L.A., the view of an 85% coverage was blocked enough by thin clouds that you could comfortably watch most of it without eye protection. You had to look away a few times when cloud clearings passed, but it was spectacular. IIRC, it was in the late afternoon, about an hour and a half to two hours before sunset.
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Re: Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by Wandering Daisy » Thu May 04, 2017 4:49 pm

What time of day is the event? In August, the Tetons may have afternoon storms and cloud cover. I hope you get a clear day. I saw what was a near total eclipse in Montana in the 1970's, while driving on the freeway. Yes it is quite an experience.

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Post by Flamingo » Thu May 04, 2017 5:09 pm

I'm planning to drive up to Oregon, location TBD. The center of the eclipse will pass directly over two of my favorite places: Mount Jefferson Park (on the PCT), and the John Day Painted Hills.

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Post by Gazelle » Thu May 04, 2017 5:17 pm

Going to Idaho, will be on a peak for the show!
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Re: Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by maverick » Thu May 04, 2017 6:26 pm

What time of day is the event?
Viewing times are listed on the map. :p
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Re: Going anywhere for the 2017 total solar eclipse?

Post by maiathebee » Thu May 04, 2017 10:58 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:What time of day is the event? In August, the Tetons may have afternoon storms and cloud cover. I hope you get a clear day. I saw what was a near total eclipse in Montana in the 1970's, while driving on the freeway. Yes it is quite an experience.
In the morning! Hopefully it will be clear. But if not, that's life. I'll just have to try again sometime in the future. We have tickets to go up to the top of Snow King with the Wyoming Stargazing nonprofit. The thing I'm most worried about right now is being able to actually GET anywhere in Jackson on that morning. They are predicting extra tens of thousands of people in the area beyond the normal summer national park crowds :crybaby: I already told my people we should just leave at 4am and have a breakfast tailgating party at the parking lot for Snow King.
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Post by freestone » Fri May 05, 2017 5:10 am

Going to Idaho Falls, Idaho and staying with a longtime friend who lives there. The town is completely booked and the room rates at hotels were really jacked up.
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Post by maiathebee » Fri May 05, 2017 8:46 pm

freestone wrote:The town is completely booked and the room rates at hotels were really jacked up.
Yeah, we reserved our condo in Jackson Hole way back in September of 2015!!!
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