The Stars go all the way to the ground

The best part of primitive camping is no lights.  The stars go all the way to the ground.

Do you remember when you were a kid there seemed to be more stars.  They are still there, our view blocked by ever growing urban lights.

The worst part is no water.  If you are primitive camping make sure you carry enough for drinking, washing, tooth brushing and cleaning.

Even though the temperature dropped to below 40, I had the rainfly off my tent, the stars shining above me and fond memories of childhood keeping me warm.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Wish I were there! I love sleeping under the stars! And you are right. Get away from city lights and the sky is one giant mass of stars.
    My brother lives out in the country. We are visiting this Summer. He says he has a room ready for us. I’m sleeping outside!! Thanks for sharing Cathy!


  2. Yes, it was cold camping, but I think your nighttime temperature was higher than Hillsboro’s!


  3. Posted by Michele on June 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I remember when I was on a sailboat far out at sea ( not unlike being in the desert) it made me feel like I was in a snow globe because you can see a whole hemisphere of stars. It is really a shame that more people don’t get to experience the wonders of a starlit night without any manmade interference.


  4. Posted by Janet Barton on June 4, 2011 at 8:38 am

    It’s raining cats and dogs here, all weekend too – no stars to see. Be safe.


  5. Posted by heroesnpirates on October 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for getting these thoughts out there. Urban and suburban people don’t even know what a starry sky looks like. And folks who live in Western Europe fuggedabadit! No stars. Talk to someone in these areas about “looking for satellites” and they’ve got no idea what you’re talking about. We’ve over-populated ourselves to lower life quality for everyone.


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