View Full Version : Moonlight Traverse of the Presidentials this weekend (August 10-11, 2014)

08-08-2014, 09:17
Conditions look good for a "moonlight traverse" of the Presidentials section of the AT this weekend.

Clear weather - maybe some localized fog to spoil the party - temps in the 40s - but moonrise is at 6:57 PM on Saturday, moonset at 4:20 AM Sunday morning. The moon will be 98% illuminated, rising to 40 degrees above the local horizon at meridian transit. The moon will rise on an azimuth of 110 degrees and set at 246 degrees.


08-08-2014, 11:13
Great conditions except evening temps along the ridgeline are expected to be in the 40s possibly less

08-08-2014, 11:16
Damn I'd give my rt nut to have temps in 40's!!!! It's 95 here in Fl!

08-08-2014, 11:49
Mid 40's is not bad while hiking

Feral Bill
08-08-2014, 12:46
I hope the weather works for you. Do be carefully out there.

08-08-2014, 13:29
Thanks - another good reason: the moon is a perigee and will appear even lager normal. It may be worth dragging some real camera gear up there as well...

08-08-2014, 14:04
I may wave at folks as the walk past Jefferson.