Chris tried this area many years ago. It was just as bad as BCC. The air currents are very strong with the dumping from both the Mazatzals, New Rivers, and the Bradshaws. Would get hot air from the desert one minute and cool air from the mountains. It is worse than Payson and that is not good either. The light pollution when we moved from BCC was bad and now with Carefree Hwy and Anthem has gotten even worse to the south especially. The Badger Springs road is just a little area almost right next to the road up the road to Cordes is Bloody Basin about 5 miles or so more. It is flatter and has better horizons but would still get the dumping of the air and is a popular place for all those ATV riders and the road gets rough think Dugas for all those old timers.... -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jack Jones Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:01 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Occultation attempted at Badger Springs Road I can see 5.4 mag stars from my backyard in N Phx and if I can see 6.5 mag stars from there and it's only 35-40 miles up the road I'd say it's a good spot or at least worth checking out a few times. I'd try getting up on one of the hills. If low riders can't get to it so much the better. Jack stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: >> Hmm. If you've tried the area and found it wanting, I doubt if the geology >> and air currents have changed much in a few years. The site is only a few >> miles closer than the Cherry Road site, which is a pretty good site to use >> (Monsoons permitting). >> >> >> Richard Harshaw >> Cave Creek, AZ >> >> > > > Well, its been many years. It seems worthwhile to give it some tries. I > would be interested to know what others think of Badger Springs, other > than being a good butterfly collecting area. > Stan > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.