Thanks to Micheal Humphrey for organizing and leading this expedition!
Seven sagacious Trailblazers gathered in the Basha’s parking lot in Maricopa.
We headed west in caravan to 91st Ave and waited for stragglers to
catch up. Then we went around the bend, turned right on 99th Ave,
and headed north to find the best viewing spot.
Clouds obscured the comet, but all of us saw it anyway. It was below the Big Dipper.
The Big Dipper was once known as the Drinking Gourd. “Follow the Drinking
Gourd” was a song sung by runaway slaves. They traveled mostly by night.
The song would remind them to head north, to freedom.
It was good to get together with fellow hikers!