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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Well, I'm back in one piece. Now that was just about as fun of a ride as it gets, 36 miles up and back, and pitch black for the return 18 mile trip. Can you say "deer in the headlights"...

Leaving the trailhead at 9:00pm:

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About 9 miles in and it's still a go:

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At about 12 miles and I'm starting to get a little skerd:

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Ah, a first good look at our target for the night, the Moon and Venus:

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I make it to the Pilot Peak Fire Lookout. It's dark enough that "dust" shows up on my camera lens:

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Wow, what a view of the night sky. Saturn, Mars, the Moon, Venus, and Mercury are all there:

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Well, it's getting really dark and I've got a case of the "heebie jeebies". Time to go!

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I'm about 3 miles down and one final look at the jewels in the night sky:

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I make it back to the truck at 11:30pm and home in bed by 12:30pm. Ah, the life of an old, retired guy... :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Looks like a fun ride, I would love to pack a telescope and ride up to Pilot Peak some night. Just need to buy a telescope I guess... :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Yup, I just had a set of really good binoculars with me for ovbserving the planetary conjunction.

BTW, I was alone on this ride. I ride alone all the time, but this was the first time at night. Really freaky...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Yeah I bet, the woods can get really freaky at night when your by your self. A few years ago I was riding up in Montana in the woods at night and I swear I thought I was being watched... probably my mind playing tricks on me. :shock:

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