Wednesday, August 21, 2019 — Realization Point
Phase 1: C, D, and S trekked from Realization Point down the Tenderfoot Trail to a panoramic high point, down a connector trail, then back up a smooth dirt road (labelled Chapman Drive on AllTrails). Another orange sunset, one of many this summer, reportedly due to recent volcano eruptions having dumped some gunk into the air.
Phase 2: Lazy Dog, with 70s classic rock.
Phase 3: Gelato Boy, next to the wolf statue on the east end of the Pearl Street Mall. Decent ice cream photography. We forgot to research the answers to our burning questions.
Questions of the Night
A Night Under the Stars: Polar charts of National Park overnight visitors by month. Helpful for finding the least-crowded time to visit. Spoiler: there aren’t many crowds in the dead of winter.
The Colors of Sunset and Twilight: NOAA paper discussing the ingredients for colorful sunrises and sunsets.