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Old 08-22-2017, 01:11 AM
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Cool Total Eclipse 2017

We drove about 375 miles to a remote camping spot west of Casper, WY to experience the total eclipse. Here are some photos. These are all my own.







The total eclipse!



...and it's over. Here's the "diamond ring" moment.



















Starting to get dark...



You can see how dark it got during the totality!



Traffic coming home was slow at times.



Obligatory Cruiser shot.

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Old 08-22-2017, 03:36 AM
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2:26 Am - ready for bed. Where did you hit that traffic Matt? We came on traffic about 10 miles East of Jeffrey City, made a u-turn and took the Plan B dirt to Wamsutter. It was busy but kept moving. The only other traffic was for about 45 minutes south of Laramie. We should have stuck to our original Granby route, but it was ok. Took an hour meal break in Elk Mountain and had a great time.

In total Sunday night we had 25 rigs - Matt's 8. Wes's 70, a RAV4, a hundy, an FJ, a few Runner's, a Rally Subaru, an F-150, tents to airstreams, 9 dogs, a bunch of kids and all said about 50 human.

The area had probably as many people in two days as the last 20 years total. Mostly people were cool and respectful.

Totality was epic. Matt's pictures capture it well, but the 360 degree sunset and stares in the sky, and temperature drop must be experienced.

We left camp with 11 rigs in convoy. A few split off along the way. All home safely.

Already planning the next Totality Tour!
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2:26 Am - ready for bed. Where did you hit that traffic Matt? We came on traffic about 10 miles East of Jeffrey City, made a u-turn and took the Plan B dirt to Wamsutter. It was busy but kept moving. The only other traffic was for about 45 minutes south of Laramie. We should have stuck to our original Granby route, but it was ok. Took an hour meal break in Elk Mountain and had a great time.



In total Sunday night we had 25 rigs - Matt's 8. Wes's 70, a RAV4, a hundy, an FJ, a few Runner's, a Rally Subaru, an F-150, tents to airstreams, 9 dogs, a bunch of kids and all said about 50 human.



The area had probably as many people in two days as the last 20 years total. Mostly people were cool and respectful.



Totality was epic. Matt's pictures capture it well, but the 360 degree sunset and stares in the sky, and temperature drop must be experienced.



We left camp with 11 rigs in convoy. A few split off along the way. All home safely.



Already planning the next Totality Tour!


2024? I want to go next time!
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2:26 Am - ready for bed. Where did you hit that traffic Matt? We came on traffic about 10 miles East of Jeffrey City, made a u-turn and took the Plan B dirt to Wamsutter. It was busy but kept moving. The only other traffic was for about 45 minutes south of Laramie. We should have stuck to our original Granby route, but it was ok. Took an hour meal break in Elk Mountain and had a great time.

In total Sunday night we had 25 rigs - Matt's 8. Wes's 70, a RAV4, a hundy, an FJ, a few Runner's, a Rally Subaru, an F-150, tents to airstreams, 9 dogs, a bunch of kids and all said about 50 human.

The area had probably as many people in two days as the last 20 years total. Mostly people were cool and respectful.

Totality was epic. Matt's pictures capture it well, but the 360 degree sunset and stares in the sky, and temperature drop must be experienced.

We left camp with 11 rigs in convoy. A few split off along the way. All home safely.

Already planning the next Totality Tour!

Daniel (and Tomas)...thank you sooooo much for organizing this epic trip. Tillman can't stop talking about the telescope and the rings around Saturn, as well as the eclipse. He also can't stop laughing at my falling off that bridge near the petroglyphs! None of this would have happened for T and me if you had not taken the lead on this with impeccable organization! I think we arrived at the camp site within 10 minutes of your detailed itinerary...incredible! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Sorry we busted out early with the other group, but I was worried about being stuck on the road longer than expected. Tillman did not do too well on the long road trip and cutting out a little early got us home by around 7:30 pm.

Again...thank you, Daniel for allowing so many to join this group and epic adventure!
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Thanks for organizing!

We took off a tad early and watched from a spot along the Gass Hills rd. in the sagebrush. We hit the route Via Rawlins, Walcott, Saratoga, Walden, Granby, winter Park, I70 and hit zero traffic except for a slow down where Matt took that photo at Muddy Gap (I assume). Eating at Southern Sun by 7pm and still in awe!
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Matt, awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!
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