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Camping Trip to Lake Isabella and Joshua Tree

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Astro Trips, Events, News


Orion above Joshua Tree

Orion above Joshua Tree

We were trying to chase the clear skies. We’d planned to camp at Joshua Tree all weekend (Thursday – Sunday, the first weekend in December, 2007) but the forecast called for rain. So we dropped down to plan B and drove up to Lake Isabella, Kern County, CA. They had clear skies.

We arrived at Tillie campground late Thursday night, and camped two very cold nights. Temperatures got to 33º and 31º each night. After the major rain storm blew through Joshua Tree on Friday, the forecast changed and now Joshua Tree expected to have clear skies. So we decided to pack up camp, and head to Joshua Tree.

Anthony met Jamie and I at the Cottonwood campground, Joshua Tree, CA on Saturday and we camped all night. We had what we believed to be great viewing – and Jamie even got some 4 min. unguided exposures before his battery went dead in the 25º cold.

We had a few ASTRONOMY hours on Friday night at Lake Isabella, and all night Saturday in Joshua Tree. Check the PHOTOS section for images from the trip – also, the now famous video on YouTube – Campfire Cookout.


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