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Stacy
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: BlackBirdCD]
      #5933596 - 06/21/13 07:51 PM

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Is TableMountain open for visits on the following weekend? I'll be unable to attend any of the July4-8 activities mentioned here but would love to go up there sometime.




Should be, but I recommend checking with the ranger station prior to departing to make sure.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5933754 - 06/21/13 09:45 PM

Thanks, Stacy, I will do that befor proceeding.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: BlackBirdCD]
      #5935330 - 06/22/13 08:53 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Stupid me, forgot my memory card for my camera, so all I have is phone pictures

Luckily Robert is much smarter (and better photographer) than me and will post some of his shots later. For now here are some phone shots:

This one shows some of the intense damage to the forest. We drove through many "hot spots" like this on the way. These trees are weak and many you can see have been recently cleared from the roads.

Drive up here cautiously - and at your own risk!


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935333 - 06/22/13 08:54 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

This shot shows the main scope field (looking north) from near the traditional photographers area. (Note the center tree clump, that was spared from the fires)

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935338 - 06/22/13 08:57 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

This one is showing the main road on the scope field, looking back towards where the food vendors were set up at last years event (north - north east). Normally tents would be allowed on the left (scope field) and campers and smaller motor-homes on the right.

Center tree clump in the foreground to the left.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935345 - 06/22/13 09:00 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

This one looks out (North East) across the scope field towards the main road leading up to the turn off to Table mountain.

- Very last tree of the center tree clump is to the far left in the foreground.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935348 - 06/22/13 09:02 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

This one looks across the scope field (near the center clump of trees) out towards Ellensburg (South) Note the burned tree tops to the right.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935349 - 06/22/13 09:03 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Another shot of the main road across the ravine (looking east).

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935355 - 06/22/13 09:06 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

This shot shows some heavily damaged forest looking from the scope field towards the Lion Rock Rest Rooms. Looking north west.

- Center tree clump in the foreground to the right.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935356 - 06/22/13 09:07 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Crop of the area above...

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935362 - 06/22/13 09:10 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Some more heavily damaged trees (and Robert in the foreground - NOT damaged) looking from the traditional photographers area of the scope field towards Ellensburg in the south.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935372 - 06/22/13 09:14 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Let's not forget my Lincoln Hybrid. Looking north from the scope field.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935384 - 06/22/13 09:21 PM

Robert has some much better quality shots I'm sure he'll post soon.

My opinion was that while some areas have suffered greatly, most of the traditional viewing area is still quite enjoyable to visit. The magic is still there and although many areas are burned, they are still quite beautiful and calming. Birds are chirping and lots of signs of other wildlife.

I am looking forward to my early July visit and hopefully we will enjoy some calm winds and clear skies.

Stacy


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5935392 - 06/22/13 09:29 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

Well I wanted to start with a shot heading up the road as we entered the area near the end of the pavement.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5935407 - 06/22/13 09:42 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

#2

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5935417 - 06/22/13 09:49 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Anyone who has attended the Table Mountain Star Party location should recognize this view

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5935432 - 06/22/13 10:03 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

just for effect

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zerro1
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5935434 - 06/22/13 10:04 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

all is not lost

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5935448 - 06/22/13 10:11 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

more

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 [Re: zerro1]
      #5935457 - 06/22/13 10:14 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

make no mistake, there are zones that are more or less sanitized

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