Mount Horrendous and The Spear, Valley County, Idaho (Day 3)

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When camping at 8300 feet of elevation, one must get up in the middle of the night and check out the Milky Way (and pee).  The stars were amazing!  Notice the shooting star center image.

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This is the Milky Way looking north.  The Milky Way is much more faint this direction as our solar system is located near our galactic edge and looking north, you are looking outward.

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After about 30 minutes of shooting, a few clouds started rolling in.

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Camping under the stars!

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It was back to bed and then up early to shoot the sunrise…..which was amazing!

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The Spear!

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Mount Horrendous!

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John selected our camp site knowing the exact location the sun would rise and track along the left shoulder of Mount Horrendous.  Thank you Johnny!!!  He is my artistic director and I would be half the photographer without him!

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Ruby in a rare moment holding still!  These low light shots use an extremely slow shutter speed.  Capturing Ruby generally requires an extremely fast shutter speed!  She is learn to hold still for me and I have been getting more images with her.

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Sunrise over Mount Horrendous!

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We packed up camp and headed for the top of the ridge.  Once on top of the ridge, we dropped our packs and climbed Fitsom Peak.

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John in his happy place at the top of Fitsom Peak with Nick Peak in the background.

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We spent a few minutes taking in the beauty near the top of Idaho!

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Back down the ridge we go.

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A final fair well to Mount Horrendous and The Spear before trekking back to civilization.

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