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Perseid Meteor Shower – Mountaintop Inn at Pine Mtn

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - August 12 @ 10:00 am

It’s that time of year again — when our planet earth passes through the trail left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet, a 16-mile wide ball of rock, ice and dust that sheds debris particles as it flies through our part of the solar system about every 130 years. Tiny particles from the comet’s trail, most no bigger than a grain of sand, light up the sky as meteors, as they streak into the earth’s atmosphere at about 100,000 miles per hour!

We’ll have the opportunity to view the Perseid Meteor shower this year from the top of Pine Mountain, GA, during the two peak viewing nights  – Saturday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 11.  

We’ll stay in a large cabin at the Mountaintop Inn and Resort, just a few minutes from where we’ll view the night sky on the top of the mountain.

No hiking is necessary for viewing meteors, lodging and viewing areas will be easily accessible by car – but we’ll offer an optional 1/2 day hike on a section of the Pine Mountain Trail on Sunday morning, and there are other spots to visit such as Dowdell’s Knob, where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt contemplatively looked over the Georgia landscape while forming his vision for the New Deal of the 1930s. Calloway Gardens is nearby as well.

In addition to 9 bedrooms, our cabin has 3-kitchens, 3-living rooms, and a pool. (In case we fill our cabin, additional single rooms are also available at the Lodge.) 

Cabin lodging fees: $155 for a single person (for both Sat and Sun nights), or $185 for couples (for both Sat and Sun nights), includes all fees and taxes.

Please note: Due to high interest in this event our original cabin rooms have sold out. There is still room for folks to attend, but we’ll need to reserve additional rooms in other cabins or the Lodge at the Mountaintop Inn and Resort, which will likely cost a little more than for original cabin rooms. Several options are available – contact us at info@ecoaddendum.org or call Kathryn 404-872-0118 for more details.

Trip lodging fees do not include food, so you can bring your own and prepare meals  in kitchen facilities, or join us in the town of Pine Mountain, about 15 minutes away, where there are many restaurants, including a great seafood place. 

A $125 non-refundable deposit holds your space, deposits needed by July 9.

To see more photos of the Mountaintop Inn and Resort click HERE

Questions? call Kathryn 404-862-0118

To register (RSVP) click HERE  – Details and directions sent to registered participants 

donation of $20 or more helps sustain our programs.

 

 

Photos: Top, Unsplash Photos/Michal Mancewicz; upper left, Linda Best at Dowdell’s Knob, KKolb (2020), bottom 4 images, courtesy Mountaintop Inn and Resort

Details

Start:
August 10 @ 4:00 pm
End:
August 12 @ 10:00 am