We visited my site at a small ridge top meadow the Mendocino National Forest ( a solid class 3 ) showed around 10:00 PDT. Brought no optical aid. Were treated to about 20 plus meteors per hour , with a handful per hour being bright ( around -1 to 1st mag) and leaving trains roughly 25-30 degrees that lasted a second or two.
Most the meteors were fainter , say mag 3-4 and not much trails. Milky way highly structured and visible down to the horizon in the East, no light domes at all that direction. Limiting mag about 6.3 before the Moon rose.
Conditions were mild dry and transparent with no bugs. There were other numerous meteors , either sporadic or from other recent showers (?)
Meteors not really my area of observing.
Stayed out until 2:00 or so PDT , with the waning Moon becoming a nuiscance . We relaxed in the truck bed with a nice foam pad & pillows and used the tailgate to block the direct light of the Moon.
We drove the 11 miles home from the ridge and I watched from my backyard ( Bortle 4-ish) saw a few fainter meteors.
"Only saw one, but it was a fireball around 10:30pm. Brightest meteor I've ever seen"
Was that one by chance fairly low and headed West through the Big Dipper?
.Hope to get out tonight / tomorrow AM at a Bortle 2 location to see a few more. A good time with spouse and dog. Just the three of us ,the stars and the crickets.
Edited by Stardust Dave, 12 August 2020 - 11:12 AM.