Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Full Moon Photography Camp-out




Come SHOOT the MOON
When: Feb 10-12, 2017
Where: Boulder Beach Campground-Lake Mead, Boulder City, Nevada.

This is a family friendly weekend.  While we do partake in adult beverages, if you are not well behaved around other people, kids, and our grandmothers, please seek out another event.   :-)   We don't tolerate rowdy or loud  types that may bring other camper complaints, ranger visits, and situations that will result in being asked to leave.

This is a no cost involved meet up.  Other than your own travel expenses, National Park entrance fee's and National Park campground fee's.  We collect no money.

Saturday Potluck attendance is optional but if you attend we please ask you brings some type of food to be shared.  Anything such as a main dish, side dish, appetizers, chips, salad, etc.

Also be sure to bring firewood.

Disclaimer: We hope we have the moon timing correctly plotted for the area :-)

Map to Campground

Are you a photography buff wanting to photograph the moon rise?  Want to camp?  Enjoy a potluck meal?  Or sit around a campfire?

Secure your own camping site in the dry camping area of Boulder Beach Campground inside Lake Mead NP, near Las Vegas, Nevada.  These dry camping sites are not open to be reserved in advance.  But this time of year there should not be a problem with availability. 

RV sites with full hook-ups are available in an area adjacent to the dry camping sites and I believe you can reserve these in advance.. 

Dry camping sites are first come first served and all attending must make their own arrangements to secure their site and pay directly to the park.  This is in the Lake Mead National Park.  There are entrances fee's at the Park main gate even if you come in for the day.  Annual, senior, and other passes may reduce your entrance and camping fees.  The group meet up does not charge any additional fee's.

Link to NPS Website Fee's Page

Some will be in trailers, camping out of their vehicles, in tents, and RV's.  RV's can set up in the dry camping sites if you don't need full hook ups and want to be closer to the group.

There is a Full moon, moon rise timed with sunset Friday evening.  We are combining this photo op with Camping all weekend.  We will be on the western shore of the lake.  There is an open area that offers full view of the lake and distance mountain peaks across the lake to the east.


We are putting together a very informal group Photography, Moon viewing, Dutch Oven Potluck, & Die Hard Camping Event for this February 2017 Weekend.  You can interact or not, as much as you wish with others attending.  On Saturday afternoon we will have a Potluck meal get together in the dry camping area.

Camp with us for the weekend or come out for some photography.  If you can't camp all weekend, at least bring a chair and your hot chocolate or favorite hot beverage to share the evening campfire.  At a minimum don't miss the potluck.  We are close enough to Boulder City, Henderson, and Las Vegas that some may just want to drive out during the day or evening?  Since this is one of the cooler months I expect this group to be rather small.

Contact me if you want an invite, or view the details. The event is set to private in Facebook. I will have to send you an invite.  Email to:  info@toponautic.com   (In the subject line type: ATTN Rick I want in on Shoot the Moon)  If you don't hear back within 24 hrs please attempt another contact.

Some of our regular member campers and Dutch Oven Cookers are already invited.  This is camping, Potluck Dutch Oven Cooking (other cooking techniques gladly accepted).

This time of year in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the weather can be nice or on the cool side.  Prepare accordingly.  Bring firewood for evening campfires.

For a personal invite and access to more details on our Facebook event please email:   info@toponautic.com   In the Subject line of your email type ATTN Rick:Add me on Facebook/Shoot the Moon .   I will have to send you a FB friend request.  Once you approve it I will add you to the event.  If you don't see it happen please send me another email and let me know.

We charge no fee's to attend this group event. This is just an informal gathering of like minds taking care of their own arrangements.  (you do have to make your camping reservations, pay that to the park, as well as park access fee's)






3 comments:

  1. my camera's not good enough for this kind of thing. I enjoy your pictures, though! Thanks for taking the time, Rick!

    DaveL

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  2. The photography part of this is probably a window of about 1 hour. There is also, a campfire, and potluck. :-) We don't expect many to show being it is February. Hopefully we hit a pleasant weather weekend and people can enjoy any option they are coming for.

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  3. I was hoping to go but just got back from a Baja trip, to much travel in a short time. Catch you all another time. Looks like a very very cool event!

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