The snowmobilers don't seem to observe these instructions up here. But I don't mind so much. Didn't see one all day (just heard a couple down there).
The east shoulder of Mt. Harrison catches a bit of the rising sun.
Alpenglow on the north summit of Mt. Harrison.
The east ridges of Cache Peak and Mt. Independence catch some morning sun.
As I run out of light on the trail, I notice Cobb behind me. Time to go home. Veteran's Day, 11.11.2013.
The alpenglow develops in the dusk.
The alpenglow develops as we make our way down.
Terry captures the alpenglow as we arrive back at base camp. [Terry Patterson photo]
Hyndman and Cobb Alpenglow
The remainder of the sunlight plays with the snow on Hyndman Peak and Cobb Peak.
Moonset on Mt. Harrison
The moon sets behind a ridge on Mt. Harrison
I pull together a panorama of the snowscape and setting moon.
Cache Peak in the distance as I gain the ridge. That's not the Harrison summit on the right, but the lookout is in that direction (west).
A last look back up the route as we approach the end of the basin and camp. We've been going pretty steady for about 8 hours.
A bit later in the day, the sun begins to sink behind the saddle, creating a shadowline across the valley. But the mountains light up.
Now I've lost the light and we head in for dinner and wait for the moon. It's 7:30 PM and we have about an hour to wait.