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Ccolvin968

Has anybody been to Joshua Tree in Arizona?

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I'm going to Yuma, AZ for a work trip next month. Joshua Tree is about 2.5 hours north of where I'm staying. Has anybody tried observing from there? It's as dark as dark gets and it's desert air, so I can't complain compared to my normal skies (which honestly are not bad.) What was your experience? Any pictures from the trip? I'd love to hear your story!

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Went to Joshua about 10 years ago. Didn't do any observing but what a wilderness. Magic place.

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I didn't go there but if in Arizona the Grand Canyon is incredible which is what I saw when I went.

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Awesome! Apparently it's in California. I didn't see I crossed the border when I was looking on the map from Yuma. I really gotta go!!

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Grand Canyon and Utah Canyonlands are both amazing. Canyonlands at night was like looking at a long exposure image in the sky. Could see amazing detail with the naked eye.

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I envy you. Arizona and the entire Southwest are amazing at night, usually some very dark skies and crisp clean air. Dunno if you can find a place to rent a small dob...

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