Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:58 AM
I was surprised at the small vendor presence. BFSP, my only point of comparison, has 3-4x the vendor presence.
I read, maybe in this thread, maybe an older one, that traffic on 118 wasn't a problem on the lower field. Well, this week that becomes mostly true sometime between 12 and 1 am. Between 10 and 12, I felt at times I might as well have set up beside I-10.
The parking, tents, canopies, and equipment placement on the other two fields seemed well-planned and separated; the lower field arrangements are more open range - cars, trucks, tents, campers and equipment are thoroughly mixed across the field. It caused us no problems, though.
Everything we brought, including our skin, is saturated in fine dust and perforated by sandspurs.
Our thanks to Bob Logue for sharing his knowledge with a newbie couple on managing equipment and wind, dust, etc. It's embarrassing when your scope falls like a felled tree when the first gust of wind comes along. (Fortunately, it landed squarely on the Telrad, so no damage was done - the Telrad even held alignment:)