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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eclipse Viewing: Camping May Be The Answer

Above, the eclipse's path of totality will cross Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

After a couple of tries, I managed to secure a reservation at a campground in Idaho to use as my base camp for watching the eclipse next month. But that was a few months ago.

Many places are booked up, but Sky & Telescope says there's plenty of places to set up camp still available.

They wrote:
Think the total solar eclipse is "sold out"? Think again — and grab your camping gear. Private campsites and RV parks within the long path of totality are still available. 

If you believe everything you read, you might think the August 21st total solar eclipse is already sold out. But of course it's not. Are you going to find a cheap motel within the path of totality? No. But anyone who says there's no space––or that gridlock is inevitable––is wrong. 
The increasingly negative narrative around the eclipse threatens to dissuade people from the incredible experience of totality, for no valid reason. Crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina, the path of totality is 70 miles wide and more than 3,000 miles long. That's more than 200,000 square miles that will see a total solar eclipse. According to my research for the USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide, there's never been an eclipse path as full of opportunities to camp or park an RV.

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