For Stargazing Rafters
A river trip this August will have an additional special attraction. MARS will be the closest it has been to EARTH during the last 5,000 years. It could be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again. THE RED PLANET WILL BE SPECTACULAR AND WILL BE EASY TO SPOT, especially in the wilderness areas of our Tuolumne, Rogue River and Idaho river trips.
The encounter between the two planets will culminate on August 27th, although you will be able to watch MARS grow progessively brighter and brighter starting at the beginning of August. No human being has seen this in recorded history. No one alive today will ever see this again. WHAT AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY!!