Monday night

Had a bit of an adventure on Monday night. Hiked to the top of a mountain. One of the tallest in Southern California.

Mount Baldy

Started roundabout 7:15 in the evening. Got to the top around 11:30. The trail was lit by the full moon.

This is what I woke up to

Mount Baldy

This is where I slept

Mount Baldy

This is what I watched all through the night. Lunar eclipse. The earth’s shadow in front of the moon, making it look like a giant peach. Unfortunately I didn’t get a good picture of it. But in the morning I watched the sun rise to the east, the full bright moon set in the direct opposite west while there were still nighttime stars directly above.

Mount Baldy

Not often a person can hike to the top of a 10,000 foot mountain under the light of a full moon then have a whole night of amazing stargazing because the sky is so dark.

Such was my Monday night. Woke up Tuesday morning. Back down the mountain. On the freeway. Back up a mountain. Though in a car, and only half as high.

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