October 14, 2011
Packing and preparing for 3 weeks of night sky photography. Headed to the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks as part of the National Parks Service Artist-in-Residence program. Figuring out how to pack for mild days in the 60’s and freezing nights in the 30’s. Ann and I leave Oct 15 for Phoenix and make the drive up to the GC, stopping in Flagtaff for provisions. The NPS generously provides living quarters for the artist, but you have to bring food, supplies, tools. I’ve been checking out the GC webcam through the NPS site, has a spectacular view of the canyon plus weather and air reports. Here in NY it’s rainy and gloomy, can’t wait for the clear desert air.