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#1 Gil V

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 04:04 PM

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#2 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 05:22 PM

I was at Jay Peak in Orleans County.  You shouldn't have had to pay for parking!  Jay Peak Resort had free admission, free parking, a ploughed lot, and plenty of space, plus bathrooms and a full restaurant and food court available.  Even by totality the parking lot was only halfway full.  There was no traffic going up the mountain before the eclipse or down the mountain after the eclipse.

 

Jay Peak is the highest point in the State of Vermont.  I would like to find other eclipse photos from Vermont or Plattsburgh to compare and see if there was any visible difference in seeing conditions due to the high elevation at Jay Peak.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ay-peak-resort/


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#3 Gil V

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 07:09 PM

We were happy to pay a modest fee, it was much less than I offered in my original communication on Reddit.

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 10:59 PM

I decided to go to the eclipse from Minnesota last minute.  So Friday I found first class tickets to Montreal were only about $1100 USD.  For some reason they were cheaper than comfort plus.  I should have screenshot it!  I originally was going to go to the top of a ski resort (Owl's head) which I paid $15 CAD which was only like 10USD for the lift ticket.  Clouds were coming from the south so I went to check out Magog and started setting up on the north end of a lake on a park where many telescopes were already set up hours before.  Then the forecast showed high clouds rolling in right about the time the eclipse started so I checked out.  Gave up my prime parking spot and went another 1.5 hours East to Lac Magentic which also had a city park on the north of the lake very similar to Magog.  Lots of free parking.  Everything turned out great, and from what I saw Magog had clear skies and Owl's head had mild high clouds.  The lake view was much better than what the ski hill had so I'm glad I skipped it.

 

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