Please note: This post was written by Luther Stephens and was imported from our former blog platform. It has been kept for archival purposes.
New this season, KRO is offering “Star Night” at our evening campfire on our two-day Lower Kern river trips that launch on Wednesdays.
After a day of rafting and a delicious dinner at camp, join our guides for an informal and fun evening session of Astronomy, Legend, and the Beauty of the Stars. The best of the deep sky objects hang out during the summer months and we will join them as we caravan together from one constellation to another. We will gather close and enjoy the thousand stars, planets, a spiral galaxy and if lucky a bright comet or two.
City lights can overwhelm the delicate glow of nebulae and star clusters including even the brightness of the Milky Way. We have found some of the best stargazing opportunities at our secluded campsite on the Lower Kern River. There are a few Wednesdays when the moon will be close to full and stargazing will not be at its brightest. Check with our office for the very best dates.
Besides viewing the Celestial Entertainment you will enjoy the cozy comforts of our semi-developed Lower Kern Camp. At our riverside camp we have private sleeping decks around the site and provide every guest with a comfortable, thick mattress. We’re the only outfit on the Kern River to provide this luxury.
• Two-Day Lower Kern Trip Wednesday/Thursday: $348 adult; $313.20 youth.
• Group Rates and Family Rates for Wednesday/Thursday trips
• Book Your Star Night Trip
• Call to speak directly to our Reservations Office: 1-888-997-8399