1. "Camano island is
nice. There's a good state
2. "Below Rattlesnake Ridge right near North
is only 45 minutes away
gets you on the other side of the first foothills so that most of the
Seattle light is blocked out and you get nice dark skies."
3. "I have seen them from up near Snoqualmie
Pass. I just took some
road and found a clear spot. It was great."
4. "To reverse a famous phrase: "go East, young lady, go East!"
After crossing Snoqualmie Pass go on to the road
Roslyn. Stop wherever
there is open viewing to the NE and no nearby lights."
5. "We went to the old Snoqualmie winery
few yrs ago for the
and it was full of people with the same idea - its a perfect spot. It's
of the exits before the pass."
6. "Contact the
They do local star parties on Tiger Mountain though I don't know if
is possible there. I've also stayed nearly all night just in a field off
side of the road that goes north from Fall City (just north of
ok for those few hours, but not for camping. Don't go any closer to the
Cascades though, the north-eastern sky will be blacked out by mountains.
Personally? I'd go past the Cascades to Easton or
Elum. I'd look at
map of State camp grounds, then estimate where the mountains are and the
campground can tell you about the tree cover."
7. "I prefer old route U.S. 10 (now WA 10)
I-5 a little east of Cle
Elum. The site is easy to reach from Seattle, extremely dark, scenic, with
good parking at various turnouts along the river. Winds are generally
8. "Easiest one: Out near Carnation (head
east and hook north on
Preston-Fall City road (exit near North Bend). 30-45 minutes away."
9. "Better ones: Just go to any isolated camping location. The coast
well, but is often cloudy. Probably the best bet would to head over the
mountains and catch it near Vantage (just
of the mountains as I-90
crosses the river.) Heck, just about anyplace in eastern washington works
other than the 3 population centers."