788 Hidden Bay Ln, Makanda, IL
The first full sun eclipse 2017, If you miss this one, you will only need to wait seven years for another, but why wait?! So come on out for first one, and enjoy what will truly be considered "The Great American Eclipse!"
So we will go to prime viewing locations and camp for four days there.
Chicago is not in the path - not even close! The far southern portion of the state is the only part that sees totality. According to the US Naval Observatory's eclipse page, there is a point in the Shawnee Nat'l. Forest (just south of Carbondale) that will see 2m44s of totality!
We will stay on group camp site at Little Grassy Lake Park. Number is limited to 15 tents. For reservation put only one name of your traveling/sharing party. It can be up to 3 people as they can fit and share one car and one tent ( tough, isn't it:). So, $30 for 3 nights for one tent (not per person). Also site's fee includes group fire wood for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday): 6 bundles up to $30 per night. ***Fees are calculated based on minimum 12 participants, any surplus will cover future trips reservations, exploration of new places, PayPal and meetup fees.
You will need to use eye protection for the entire eclipse!
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.