2017 Perseid Meteor Shower - Orange County

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower - Orange County

From August 12, 2017 18:00 until August 13, 2017 01:30

At Silverado Rendezvous

Posted by Jim Biram

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Since last year's trip was so eventful, I thought another trip up Santiago Peak the year would be fun for the Orange County and Inland Empire members.  This year, since the Maple Springs Entrance is open, we will come up through the quaint community of Silverado.

We will meet at the entrance to Silverado, off of Silverado Canyon Road with a planned departure time of 6:30 pm. Location  33.747887,-117.641525 This will give us time to make occasional photo stops of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean on the way up to the summit and make our way safely through the community of Silverado.  The trail is about 1.5 hours each way.

While we don't have any astronomers lined up for the trip, we will enjoy what will hopefully be a clear night to watch the meteor shower.  If you haven't been to the top of Santiago Peak, now is your chance.  The trail is suitable for any stock Rover, although offroad tires are recommended due to some broken rocky areas along the road.

Bring your food to eat on the trail or on the summit, as well as your blankets or sleeping bags, chairs, cameras, tripods, and if you have telescopes or binoculars.  The summit is approximately 5,000 ft, so dress appropriately for the evening, as it will probably cool down quickly as the sun goes down.

Departure from the summit is around midnight, with arrival at Silverado around 1:30 am.  Then head home.  Non-Rovers are welcome as your guest.

Ed Testa is leading a group up the East Side of Santiago from the Corona area.  They will be meeting at the Vons parking lot by the gas station at the Indian Truck trail exit off the 15 freeway  at approximately the same time and departing at 7:00pm.


Camping is not anticipated on this trip.  There is no primitive camping allowed in the area.

SCLR-1: 145.510 simplex
SCLR-2: 145.525 simplex
SCLR-3: 145.540 simplex

These are the frequencies we will use to contact the other group which is heading up from the Corona side...if interference on SCLR-1, then we will shift to SCLR-2, etc.

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