|Grey-headed Dark-eyed Junco|
I suppose to give it a fair shake, one would need to visit the observatories at night when the place "comes alive". Like finding life in the Amazon Rainforest or searching for owls, the night is when stargazing is done by astronomers. And that makes sense. Several of my friends have done the dinner, overnight stays and telescope viewing from Mt. Lemmon and Kitt Peak and had loved the experience. So to get the real experience, set up a stay for the night via their websites.
But if you go during the day, you may be disappointed. Check out this empty basketball court below. It looks like it hasn't been used in a hundred years! In fact, it reminded me of my trip to Gamboa in Panama. Do people really use this place to look up into the night sky? I was doubtful. So instead of me making a snap judgement, I took the tour at 1:30 and was glad I did.....
I was also thankful for this sign. It was a reminder that a cliff was right next to me and that I could fall off.