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Our meetup this past June in Great Basin was such a success that we've scheduled it again for September 2018! It will be a different time of year, and we're hoping for fall color in all those beautiful aspens. For those members who did not join us in June, we're going to Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada. It's about halfway between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, on the Nevada/Utah border. The park is known for its very dark skies and limestone caves.
The best hotel is the Hidden Canyon Retreat in Baker, near the east entrance to the park. Because we had such a great stay at Hidden Canyon Ranch, I've reserved the entire lodge. If you would like to stay there (they also provide meals), you need to call ASAP to book one of the rooms. Our contact there is Christina Crouch, and the number is[masked]. I highly recommend staying with the group at Hidden Canyon, but other options are camping, either inside or outside the park, and the Stargazer Motel in "downtown" Baker. There is also a La Quinta Hotel in Ely, NV, but that is 1 hour from the park.
We are charging $25.00 per person (including guests) for our efforts handling the logistics and coordination of the trip, both before and during. You will need to send a check in order to sign up. It is refundable until August 12, 2018, one month before the trip.
Please send the check to: Beth Ruggiero, 8648 E. Windsor Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85257.
You should plan on bringing camera gear for day and night shooting.
I will send more details when we get closer. In the meantime, here are some websites you can check out: https://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm, http://www.hiddencanyonretreat.com/. Also, take a look at the photos members posted this past June from the Meetup.