Urban Adventure - Stonehenge at Maryhill

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Urban Adventure - Stonehenge at Maryhill

Have you been wanting to take photos of the Milky Way? Join us on this field trip to photograph the night sky over the Maryhill Stonehenge! Photographers of all skills welcome!

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 1.0
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

Meet at the 65th St. Park and Ride (Green Lake) in the northmost parking lot (look for a white Chrysler Seabring) at noon.

Our drive to Maryhill is at least 4 hours, so we can't wait for stragglers!

Note: Since the drive is so long, I made a group camping reservation at Maryhill State Park so you can spend the night and not have to drive home late at night. You can bring a tent or a trailer. The site has electricity, water and a shelter. If you wish to camp, I only ask for a $10 contribution to help cover my fee for the group site.

I can transport 2 people comfortably with all our camping gear if anyone wants to carpool with me. Others need to arrange their own carpooling if they don't have transportation.

 

We'll drive to Maryhill State Park, set up camp and eat dinner before driving to the Stonehenge (just a couple of miles away). 

Sunset is approximately 7:12pm, so we should be setting up by 6pm to get the nice sunset colors.

September is one of the best times to view the Milky Way in our neck of the woods, plus you can see some planets with your naked eye (Saturn and Jupiter---bring a telescope if that floats your boat).

We'll spend as much time as everyone wants taking photos of the night sky, helping each other with camera settings, before returning to the state park and spending the night (or depart for home if you can handle the long drive).

Be sure to read the required equipment!

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Stonehenge at Maryhill


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes.
  • Food for dinner (you may use my camp stove to heat stuff)
  • Tent/sleeping bag, etc., if spending the night.
  • Headlamp with a red light setting (so that you don't ruin others' shots).
  • Tripod & camera, of course
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