I can’t seem to get enough of this place – my third overnight visit in two months. The weather was hot – with a high in the 80s at the lodge and in the 70s on the summit – so the conditions weren’t great for hiking. But my group took our time climbing and descending, enjoying the summit breeze and the mix of clouds and sun (and a brief sprinkle) the weather delivered us today. It was my great pleasure to introduce the mountain, and the lodge, to a new group of people.
The night before, the stars were bright and the Milky Way was discernable among the falling twilight and passing thin clouds. I made several mistakes – a forgotten tripod plate, choice of a too-narrow lens (50mm), and inability to manual focus (on this lens), but one photo came out reasonably well. More practice needed!