Campout for the Perseid Meteor Shower at Squaw Valley USA

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 25, 2011 10:08 am

Squaw Valley USA – July 25, 2011 – On Friday, August 12, you can camp under the stars and watch the night sky light-up at the best viewing location in Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA’s High Camp, el. 8200 feet. Bring your family and friends for an event you don’t want to miss!

The Perseids come every year beginning in late July and stretching into August. Among the many nights of the shower, there is always the one night that the viewing of the shower is at its best. This year, that evening falls on Friday, August 12. On this night, sky watchers can witness colorful fireballs, occasional outbursts and long hours of gracefully streaking meteors. 

Perseid Meteor Shower campers can upload the Cable Car between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Upon arriving at High Camp, you’ll have the option of starting off your evening with a self-led sunset hike around Squaw Valley’s upper mountain peaks or eating dinner at the resort’s mountaintop café. The dinner option is unfortunately not included with the ticket. Following your first chosen selection of the night, there will be an informational briefing on telescopes as well as campfire activities, with meteor shower viewing beginning at 10 p.m. Then, the next morning campers will enjoy a continental breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. before downloading the Cable Car. 

Make your reservations for the Perseid Meteor Shower Campout now! They are required and this event does sell out. Registrants will receive a detailed information packet along with confirmation. Those interested in more information or in making reservations can call (530) 583-6985

Campout Schedule:

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.- Camper uploads (last upload at 8pm. Check in at the Cable Car ticket window)
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.- Dinner at the Poolside Café (optional, not included in price)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.- Camp set up
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.- Guided walk through the solar system (optional)
8 p.m.- Perseid Meteor Shower discu

ssion and camping overview 
10 p.m. to 5 a.m.- Camping and Perseid viewing
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.- Continental breakfast
5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.- Camp breakdown
8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m – Camper downloads

Adults (16 +): $75
Young Adults & Children (15 & under):  $50
Price includes Cable Car, professional stargazing 

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