Saturday, September 7, 2019
Star Gazing Party, Cedar Breaks National Monument
Every Saturday during the summer, Cedar Breaks National Monument hosts as Star Gazing Party. The night sky is so incredible by our house that we were eager to see how much better it would be far away from city lights and at 10000' elevation.
We arrived to find that is was cold -- colder than we had anticipated -- so our jackets were not quite up to the job. Of course, Carson wore shorts and didn't complain at all about the cold.
Lightning had struck the forest about a week ago and it has been burning since. They don't intervene in these types of fires unless they pose a threat to buildings or people.
Park rangers lead a brief discussion about the moon and had several telescopes setup to view different sights.
Overall, the noise of all of the people detracted from the experience (especially some really loud kids that were there) and the moon was so bright that it make it more difficult to see.