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DDK

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Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« on: November 09, 2016, 04:37:17 PM »
So I just got an email from Rangers Nathan and Duke at Four Rivers, and we are on. There's a new gate at Dinosaur Point with a place for our lock. Yes. And the rangers are friendly and glad to have us coming.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, the 26th, has good-lookin' moontimes. Tuesday following is New Moon, and times look good till Thursday the 1st. Yes.

How we say, Clear Skies!
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Re: Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 06:38:48 PM »
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Re: Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 07:03:58 PM »
Sounds interesting.   Hopefully we will have good weather. 
The fall is sometimes really nice (temperate nights) for Astro. 

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Re: Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 08:57:43 AM »
It looks like there will be some clear nights the next few days (on and off). Any thoughts on what we can expect in terms of going to dino? Will it be announced early so we can potentially plan for it?

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Re: Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 02:20:21 PM »
Yes, Joe.
We now have the general go-ahead from the rangers for our season, till March. I'm going to call the Four Rivers office tomorrow with requests for nights, Saturday thru Thursday. That's for clearance with the duty rangers. Now about the Gatekeepers ...

Moontimes start to look good on Saturday. It's fixin' to rain Friday, and Dino can be mondo dewy. Still, unless the forecast changes radically, I'll be there Saturday night if only to set territory. For the ensuing week, we'll conspire and post OI's well ahead.

"Will it be announced early so we can potentially plan for it?"
Yes, always. We have a long track record of maximizing access to Dinosaur Point.
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Re: Fresh gate mojo at Dinosaur Point
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 03:12:09 PM »
The moon rises 230am on Wednesday night (technically Thursday morning) and later each night after that. Can we get potentially access Wednesday to Friday since those coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday?

Also, a quick glance at the weekly forecast shows the clearest skies Wednesday night...

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Dinosaur Point fu, potential nights Saturday-Thursday, 26 Nov thru 1 Dec
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 03:47:22 PM »
No, because the Gatekeepers will be doing family Thanksgiving stuff. Saturday night is the first one we can cover.

I did call the rangers today and amazingly got thru on the first call. We're cleared for the 6 nights. That's the potential part.
When Gatekeepers are lined up for any of the nights from Saturday thru Thursday, you'll see OI's pop up, yes well ahead.
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