Re: [John Muir Trail] where to camp
- Thanks to Peter for the detailed listing other high spots to camp - great list!
> If you like to see stars at night - search for the new moon dates andThe other strategy for good night skies is to look for late moonrises.
> see if you will get those perfect start-dotted skies when you are up high.
This last year in mid-July there was a series of nights when moonrise
was at least an hour after sunset, giving an hour or more of great
There are tables available on the Groups' files area that gave sunset
and moonrise times for 2009. I'll update them for 2010 and let the
group know when they are available. They make it relatively easy to
find the nights when you'll have darkness after sunset. (Also helps
for planning the kind of moonlight hiking that Peter mentions.)
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707