Wed. Update: We are on for Rim Rd. 237

Forecasts warn of scattered showers, so come prepared. Last year, despite similar predictions, the clouds parted and we saw many shooting stars. The only guarantees I can make are good fellowship and camp fires. Have a canopy? Please bring it!

come stargaze with us!

Join the Spotts' for their 6th annual Meteor Nights! We'll be gathering for the Perseids meteor shower and fellowship outdoors. Whether you come for just one evening or camp for the weekend, you're invited!

 

When: Aug 10-12 (Thurs-Sat)

Where: Mogollon Rim* (map below)

*Our usual site is just over 2 hours from Central Phoenix. If weather on the Rim looks poor, we'll go to a backup spot at Powell Springs (1.5 hours north of Central Phoenix). Check here before leaving to know which we're at.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
— Psa 19:1-2

Current Weather

Rim Rd. 237 (Main site)
Powell Springs (backup)


FAQs

What are the Perseids?

The Perseids are a spectacular annual meteor shower. It's not uncommon to see dozens of meteors during peak hours. Learn more here. Note: you don't need binoculars or a telescope to see the meteors. You're welcome to bring them for stargazing.

what if I Can't get friday off? 

Most people come after work and eat dinner in Payson before joining us, since the “show” doesn't start until dark.

Are there bathrooms?

Restrooms are a ten-minute drive away. If we end up at Powell Springs, they are onsite.

What if I Don't want to camp? 

That's fine! Some people come for just one day and leave at night. But camping is fun.

What should I bring?

There is no fee for camping. Bring any TP, water, food, or beverages you need, plus shelter and camping basics (flashlights & spare batteries!) if you are staying overnight.

Will it be cold?

Weather will be cool (High 80 ; Low 50). Even if rain is not expected, come prepared.

Where is the campsite?

Directions from PURC:
51 S → 202 E → 87 N → 260 E → Left on Rd 237 for 3.7 mi. →  the site will be on your left.

 

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Location (GPS): 34.372259, -110.847187 // (Google Maps)

Note: turn on satellite mode in the bottom-left. We plan to stargaze in the clearing.