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Milky Way Photography at Little Finland

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - October 9 @ 10:00 am

• What we’ll do
Join Steve Dudrow and the Friends of Gold Butte for an overnight photography outing to Little Finland, taking advantage of the new Moon dark skies and rise of the Milky Way.

We will meet in the parking lot at the start of Gold Butte Road at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time) and caravan south of Whitney Pockets to Mud Wash and then approximately eight miles to Little Finland. In the wash, there are wash outs and soft sand, so you will need a high clearance vehicle or four-wheel drive. We should arrive by 2 PM, leaving plenty of time to explore the area and find your photography spots for the evening. Please note: the Sun sets at 6:08 PM (maybe we will have some clouds for a great sunset) and there will be no moon. Being Fall, the Milky Way will be immediately visible high in the South-West sky and ripe for our cameras.

Bring your camera, tripod, extra batteries, layers of clothing just in case it gets cold, your camping equipment and food. Given that we are photographers we were not planning on a camp fire.

I will bring my black-light so we can search for our friendly little scorpions. If anyone else has one, please bring it along.

For more information on Little Finland, see: http://www.birdandhike.com/Hike/GoldButte/L_Finland/_L_Finland.htm

Steve is a certified interpretive guide, Site steward for the State Historic Preservation Office, Friends of Gold Butte board member and active BLM volunteer in Nevada and Utah.

All Friends of Gold Butte hikes are free and open to the public. We will work to carpool so please let me know (email stevedudrow@gmail.com.) who can drive and who will need to hitch a ride. There are no toilet facilities at Little Finland so prepare for proper wilderness procedures to dispose of your waste.


October 8 @ 12:00 pm
October 9 @ 10:00 am


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Highway 170 at Gold Butte Road
Riverside, NV US
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