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#1 grnbrg

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

Not sure how well this will work -- publicly editable online documents tend to crash and burn. smile.gif

I've created a Google Map, and added a few pins indicating where I have scouted possible observation locations. Feel free to add where you intend to set up for the eclipse. Remember that it is a public document.

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#2 hm insulators

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:40 PM

I put a tentative marker for the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri but that will probably change once I get to the state.


Edited by hm insulators, 05 July 2017 - 01:41 PM.

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#3 wrvond

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

Hermitage, TN - a suburb of Nashville.



#4 gralydolphin

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

I will be watching from Windsor Ontario.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:57 PM

How do you get the pin to stick? When I exit the map the pin vanishes.



#6 Joe F Gafford

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:00 AM

  Camping near Indianhead road west of Weiser, ID with my brother, his wife and her grandson from Boise. I might drag some cousins from Seattle to there. Weiser is pronounced "weeser" by the locals. My sister-in-law lived near there. 2m: 5.8s totality. 

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:12 AM

I pinned my first choice. However, I'll make the final decision very early in the morning on the day of the event, primarily on weather forecast.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

How do you get the pin to stick? When I exit the map the pin vanishes.


Click on the "pin" option in the menu:

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then click the spot on the map. You can change the name and colour as well.




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#9 BarrySimon615

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:46 PM

I don't see a menu.

 

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#10 Jim Haley

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

I put my pin in Shem Creak just north of Charleston, SC.  May move offshore if cloudy though.  FINGERS CROSSED CLEAR SKY!!!!!


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

I don't see a menu.

 

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Me neither. Or rather, there is a sort of menu but no "place pin" option. If I have to "sign in" then fuggedaboddit!



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:14 AM

 

I don't see a menu.

 

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Me neither. Or rather, there is a sort of menu but no "place pin" option. If I have to "sign in" then fuggedaboddit!

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:39 AM



 



I don't see a menu.

 

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Me neither. Or rather, there is a sort of menu but no "place pin" option. If I have to "sign in" then fuggedaboddit!

 

****.  It's a Google map, and I set it to be editable by anyone.  But apparently it still wants an active Google login.

 

Sorry about that.

 

 

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

We have our reservation in Cleveland Tennessee, northeast of Chattanooga... Will be watching the weather and prepared to drive many hours east or west if needed...

 

bringing my Lunt double stack, and my Ap130GT with a solar filter for use on my DM6. Plan to video it on my cell using the Televue Phonemate adapter which I will test beforehand...



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:21 AM

I put my pin in Land Between the Lakes national park in Kentucky. Thats our "Plan A" location.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:05 AM

Ravenna, Nebraska. Plan B is quick access to I-80 anywhere from Lincoln to North Platte. Nice map!
 



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:33 PM

My friends' farm outside of Troy, Kansas ... Plan B is to head northwest into Nebraska or southeast toward Boonville, Missouri. I live in a good place in the middle of each possible target so can go either way at the last minute and still be home in my own bed that night.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:29 PM

Home base is west of Hopkinsville, KY and ready to travel all the way to western Nebraska if need be for clear skies.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

My wife and I will be staying a couple miles northwest of Idaho Falls.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:20 PM

Didn't manage to get a pin there but....aiming for a vineyard near Sweetwater, TN.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:15 PM

I got a pin in for Marion, IL. It's only 70 miles from home for me, and I'm taking 5 school kids down for their science fair project.  Wish me luck, and clear skies!


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:52 AM

Huntington, OR   

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

Weather forecasts may make me switch to one of several alternate locations, but Plan A is St Matthews, SC, a nice small town in the middle of nowhere (but close to the centerline). It's normally a two hour drive, but I will allow much more time on eclipse day.  I plan to use secondary state and county roads (there are several alternate routes, not much difference in mileage).  I will definitely avoid interstate highways and US highways because they will most likely be choked with inbound traffic in the morning and outbound after the eclipse.

 

I rechecked and the pin I placed on the map is still there.


Edited by AJ, 16 July 2017 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:53 PM

Very cool! Marked my planned spot. (North of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska).



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

Somewhere on Hwy 26 central Or.   I'll stop and look and continue on to meet up with a friend. Just hope the traffic isn't a problem.




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