Eclipse-lovers who want to witness the historic solar eclipse on August 21 in the world’s most-scenic location are in luck. A new indoor camping site, Snow King Basecamp has opened up minutes away from the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of the best-viewing areas in the country. Guests will get the best of both worlds, the ability to watch the solar eclipse in one of the most beautiful locations in North America and the experience of “roughing-it,” except they will be indoors at the base of Snow King mountain next to a five-star restaurant, one of Jackson Hole’s best bars, wi-fi, power charging stations, and indoor bathrooms.
Rob Jennings, the creator of the indoor camping site, said he came up with the idea when he realized the town of Jackson Hole was completely sold-out during the solar eclipse. The indoor camping area at Snow King is known as “The Basecamp” and is just steps from the Snow King chair lift, Alpine slide, Snow King Resort, and children’s playground with a rock climbing wall. Each campsite allows up to four people.
The total solar eclipse will be the first of its kind in nearly 40 years according to NASA.gov. Total Solar Eclipses’ are rare in and of themselves, but for the first time since 1979, the path of the moon’s shadow will pass through the continental United States. Jackson Hole is one of the best places to view this phenomenon as it falls directly in the viewing path.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY