Rebecca here with an important PSA.
On Monday, August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur in the United States.
A few weeks ago I was camping with my awesome friend Josie.
At the end of the trip she said, “Hey do you wanna go check out my Dad’s ghost town?”
“What?” was my first response.
Then we drove to an abandoned mining town turned ghost town/ archeological dig site / future eclipse festival & campground and my mind was blown.
I had to take a million photos (because I’m also thinking this might make a great location for future Hike Like A Woman retreats and events…what do you think?)
I’ll let this video do the talking and then invite you to come view the eclipse in beautiful, historic Sunrise Wyoming.
Here’s a little bit about what makes Sunrise special and why you’re going to want to visit.
- Sunrise is perfectly located in a place where you’ll get to experience 2 minutes and 22 seconds of total darkness shortly after 11:45 am.
- There will be a TON of activities available including historic tours, hikes, star gazing, a 5K (if that’s your thing), square dancing, outdoor movies and so much more. Check out this list of events within a 10 minute drive of Sunrise.
- It’s Wyoming! Need I say more about this state?
- It’s affordable. Pretty much every hotel in the area has been booked solid with high, high prices for months. Camping at Sunrise is affordable -and- family friendly, which is huge if you’re a busy family on a budget.
- You’ll get to see the first YMCA in the state of Wyoming and an archeological dig. Sunrise is a little gem of unique history and fun.
- I might (might) make a surprise appearance and we could hang out but if I don’t you’ll still get to meet my awesome friend Josie and her rad Dad and enjoy a unique Wyoming ghost town experience.
So, if you haven’t made plans yet, make them now to visit Wyoming for the Great American Eclipse.
p.s. Be sure to visit this page for more information on camping, activities and accommodations.