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Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ - Day 127

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Monday, February 19, 2024 - Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 3,796.4 Miles for the trip

While there is some sky glow from Apache Junction, and a few homes to the northeast with night lights, the Lost Dutchman park is usually a good place to watch the stars. Last night there was enough moonlight to kill most of the stars, but I played with trying to get a balance between the stars, moon & mountain:

The Superstitions by Moonlight

On my morning walk I went up the loop & took the trail to the other bathroom. Indoor showers that don't have broken doors, but even further away. Since the gray tank is empty & I have a water connection, I think I'll shower in the trailer.

I added the 2025 Rally Map to some of the forums. It only has 2 rallies on it so far; the 2024 has more than 40.

2024 Rally Map

2025 Rally Map

After lunch I sat out with the Nikon 850 & the 70-200mm f:2.8 lens to try for some hummingbird photos. I got a few others:

Curved Bill Thrasher The Superstitions Anna's Hummingbird
Lizard Cactus Wren A Bird?  

Eventually I headed in for a shower. As usual, more time wiping down the shower than taking it, but it works.

Dinner was a Butterball Turkey Burger & a salad.

Until Tomorrow -


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