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« on: December 22, 2016, 07:32:31 PM »

There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday Aug 21, 2017 that goes clean across the country!  There's a site dedicated to it http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm
and they have a lot of information, maps, and a downloadable kml that shows the path of totality.  Be there!
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 01:19:57 AM »

Wow! I ain't gonna miss it for nothin!


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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 10:38:42 PM »

Well a couple of geezer-like citizens and me have been kind of chewing on the possibility of meeting here for the  eclipse.  Dispersed camping no facilities.  Direct access to the middle of nowhere.

Plug this in to google maps:
43°28'57.33"N
109°53'48.75"W
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 03:29:35 AM »

Out. 900+ miles is just a little out of my range.  eek
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 12:02:05 AM »

...just WHO are you calling 'geezer-like?'

 yikes

Oh...

... I just checked my Idaho driver's license. And remembered the fact that none of the liquor store clerks asked to see it over the past few seasonally holiday-like weekends either.

So, okay - yeah. I get it. Sure hope I'm around long enough to stay with you on this, MC.     thumb      clap      ricky

Thinking of renting some of my camp-out dirt around here for $500 hondo's per night...

Rally on, Good Sir.

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Well a couple of geezer-like citizens and me have been kind of chewing on the possibility of meeting here for the  eclipse.  Dispersed camping no facilities.  Direct access to the middle of nowhere.

Plug this in to google maps:
43°28'57.33"N
109°53'48.75"W
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 12:27:03 AM »

...just WHO are you calling 'geezer-like?'

 yikes

Oh...



Thinking of renting some of my camp-out dirt around here for $500 hondo's per night...

 


With or without the' bears?



Well a couple of geezer-like citizens and me have been kind of chewing on the possibility of meeting here for the  eclipse.  Dispersed camping no facilities.  Direct access to the middle of nowhere.

Plug this in to google maps:
43°28'57.33"N
109°53'48.75"W
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 01:06:02 AM »

I'm figuring this phenomenon is so greatly populated by folks from so 'far out of town' that $500 would be the base price, each bruin encounter will just be tacked on at the end as premium deluxe "extra's" - payable upon exit, either by customer, or his heirs.

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 05:19:44 AM »

In terms of the actual event, strictly speaking, in terms of openness and full disclosure, this is what you can expect:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDVrmSEZEKg" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDVrmSEZEKg</a>
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 01:20:05 AM »

That was deffinAtely some full disclosure!! 


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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 01:11:58 AM »

Great!  smile  Eclipse is right over the house a week after returning from the Road Runner rally in Kingsport, TN. 

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 12:46:55 AM »

...lamentations if you were to be someplace on that ride and miss it, to be sure, rider_marc....

...but that doesn't mean you can't return from a great rally raid, set fire to an old couch or tire pile in your back yard, grab a brewski and fart like a man possessed.

What a great eclipse and post-ride celebration in such buffoonery.


Rally on,

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 02:20:41 AM »

Ha, yea. Wouldn't that be sumptin! An artificial solar eclipse.  lol


I can think of two neighbors that could call the cops and fire department.




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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 05:08:27 PM »

There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday Aug 21, 2017 that goes clean across the country!  There's a site dedicated to it http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm
and they have a lot of information, maps, and a downloadable kml that shows the path of totality.  Be there!

Thanks for the link. We moved our vacation dates a month to see the Eclipse. We will be in Jackson Wyoming then on to Yellowstone after the eclipse.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2017, 02:52:05 AM »

There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday Aug 21, 2017 that goes clean across the country!  There's a site dedicated to it http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm
and they have a lot of information, maps, and a downloadable kml that shows the path of totality.  Be there!

Thanks for the link. We moved our vacation dates a month to see the Eclipse. We will be in Jackson Wyoming then on to Yellowstone after the eclipse.

I guess that hotel rooms in Jackson and Victor have gone up to $500 a night for the eclipse.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 07:01:51 PM »

There's going to be a total eclipse of the sun on Monday Aug 21, 2017 that goes clean across the country!  There's a site dedicated to it http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm
and they have a lot of information, maps, and a downloadable kml that shows the path of totality.  Be there!

Thanks for the link. We moved our vacation dates a month to see the Eclipse. We will be in Jackson Wyoming then on to Yellowstone after the eclipse.

I guess that hotel rooms in Jackson and Victor have gone up to $500 a night for the eclipse.


Yes that is the going rate.
I got a camping space in Yellowstone for $200 for a week. It is a 70 mile drive to Jackson so will travel the day of then back that night after the Eclipse.
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2017, 09:03:16 PM »



I guess that hotel rooms in Jackson and Victor have gone up to $500 a night for the eclipse.


Yes that is the going rate.
I got a camping space in Yellowstone for $200 for a week. It is a 70 mile drive to Jackson so will travel the day of then back that night after the Eclipse.
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2017, 02:33:55 PM »


You  are  aware , of  course ,   that  Jackson  Hole  is the  result  of what  the Indians  used to  do to the  buffaloes .

No, enlighten me.
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 03:56:23 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 03:25:46 PM »

THAG 2017

(To Hell And Gone)  Meet at Lake of the Woods on Union Pass at the north end of the Wind River Mts, Wyoming for the eclipse on Aug 21.  ( 43°28'57.33"N  109°53'48.75"W ).  Dispersed camping, no facilities.  15 miles of good gravel from US26.  I'll be leaving from Idaho Falls either 18th or 19th through the backcountry if anyone is interested.

So, day after eclipse?  Just tentatively.   (For reference https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7V87IGJahfTd2hZVTFYcXc3MWM)

Head north from Lake of the Woods to US 26.  Then NW 46 miles to Moran Junction.  Through Yellowstone NP.  From Moran it's almost 150 miles to Cody, but being of a geezerly disposition,  there are a number of park service and forest service campgrounds on the east entrance road between Yellowstone Lake and Cody.  All pavement.  The next day, through Cody, up the Chief Joseph highway and back down the Beartooth highway to Red Lodge MT, pick up gravel just out of Bridger, MT and camp in the Pryor Mountains, either USFS campground or dispersed camping.  Would be all slab to Bridger MT so if people were not interested in the back country they could peel off here.  Next day, through the Pryor Mountains - lots of wild horses - to Lovell Wyoming.  Pick up the highway and into the Big Horn Mountains.  So 3 days out and all plans are subject to change due to weather, attitude, and saddle sores.  I am very interested in working my way down through the Big Horns and crossing Wyoming all the way to Colorado.  I'll have maps and tracks and satellite tracking for a lot of options but I much prefer dirty roads to painted ones.  Chief Joseph Hwy and Bear tooth don't count.  I'm not into being a guide but if you're out for an adventure, I think we have the makings.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 10:02:29 PM »

Anyone Interested in coming tô Missouri for the Eclipse on 8/21/17. I have plenty of Camping space available and fishing in a well stocked lake. The morning of the Eclipse I will be riding over to my Daughters house near Booneville, Mo because that is dead center of the eclipse. It's a fun ride over there from my place and it should be a pretty good time.
 
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2017, 05:02:34 PM »

 Veeery interesting...
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2017, 05:18:59 PM »

We got a room in Sedalia and are planning to ride up around Boonville or Arrow Rock (somewhere around the river) to watch.
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2017, 04:13:46 PM »

Looks like I`m heading up.  Got a room in Sedalia..
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2017, 09:59:11 PM »

Looks like I`m heading up.  Got a room in Sedalia..

Which motel? We're in the Econo Lodge Truman Inn.
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 05:04:36 AM »

Oh, same one.  Coming up from the DFW area,  probably leaving here Sat and stopping in Arkansas somewhere..
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2017, 01:03:57 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2017, 11:27:54 AM »

Here's a short report that I posted on a private site.

Full Eclipse, Partial Ride Report

Subtitle: It's a Small World.

Lisa and I decided to ride up into Missouri to see the full eclipse. We heard hotels were price-gouging so we checked around and found one about a month in advance at the regular rate. A guy (jetdr21) on another forum, where they actually ride motorcycles, also got a room in the same motel. We agreed to meet and hang out.

Lisa and I rode up on Sunday and took the scenic route through the Missouri Ozarks. After about 415 miles of good riding, we arrived at the motel in Sedalia. Mike from Ft. Worth (the other rider) showed up about fifteen minutes later. We went to dinner and agreed to meet for breakfast in the morning, then ride up to the little town of Boonville, on the Missouri River, for the viewing.

After breakfast, we made our way to Boonville. We rode through town, then across the Missouri River Bridge looking for a place to sit and watch. We didn’t find anything there so we turned around and rode back across. A couple bikes passed and we gave them “the wave.” We had earlier passed a then-empty A&W. It had a decent parking lot, plenty of shade trees for waiting, and a nice sloped hill behind it to watch from. Lisa decided that that would be our spot. The selling point for her was that they had food and a bathroom. The selling point for me was the root beer.

We parked behind the store and began the wait. I noticed that I had a voicemail. “Jay, this is Hugh. Where are you guys at? We passed you on the bridge.” It was Hugh and Steve, a couple guys from our area whom we occasionally ride with. Steve and I even raced mx together many times. They came back and “pitted” with us. Steve, who has an FJ like mine said, “I was all excited just to see another FJ. Hey, that’s Jay! And that’s Lisa too!” Hundreds of miles from home and we run into two of our friends in the middle of nowhere Missouri.

Steve kept saying he didn’t care much about the eclipse that he was just there for the ride. Well, the full eclipse turned out to be awesome. Even Steve admitted as much. It was amazing. When it went full, it was like turning off a light switch – instant darkness. Not slightly dark but midnight dark. Words just cannot describe it adequately. We will definitely do another ride to the next one in 2024.

Lisa and Mike, breakfast at Denny’s.



Root beer.



Waiting behind the A&W.



Mike, Hugh, Lisa, and Steve.



Darkness on the edge of town.



At the full eclipse, with flash.


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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2017, 06:29:09 PM »

I was in the Teton National Park.

Totality was so worth seeing in person. About 20 minutes after the eclipse started, 3 elk walked in front of use.   
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2017, 01:44:36 PM »

Lake of the Woods on Union Pass at the north end of the Wind River Mountains is usually considered crowded if anyone else is on the lake.  Except at eclipses.



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