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Logan Pass Milky Way Photo

Postby Deb1741 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:57 am

My family and I have been staying a week at a Flathead Lake cabin north of Polson every summer for 5 years now. This year, my grandson Braeden and I decided to drive up to Logan Pass one night to take pics of the Milky Way. When we got to the top of the pass we realized that we had forgotten our bear spray and flashlights in a bag at the cabin. We walked up to an area about 100 yards past the visitor's center and waited until it was dark enough to get some pics. Holy Toledo.....is it ever dark up there when the moon goes behind the mountain! The following is one of the photos my grandson got that he put on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2015080341925767&set=a.387822687984882&type=3&theater

We were quite surprised at how many people were hiking back from the Hidden Lake Overlook after dark. We also saw at least two people hiking up to the overlook around midnight. :shock:


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Re: Logan Pass Milky Way Photo

Postby Jay w » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:19 pm

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out. (JJ Cale)

Anyway, hiking after midnight. That's crazy talk. Hiking after dark just seems like bad planning. Hiking after midnight sounds like some kind of dare.

Nice photo and a story to go with it.

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Re: Logan Pass Milky Way Photo

Postby PeteE » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:13 pm

The following is one of the photos my grandson got that he put on Facebook.


Great image Deb! Glad to know Braeden is still getting those super pics. :D

Jay w wrote:After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out. (JJ Cale)

Anyway, hiking after midnight. That's crazy talk. Hiking after dark just seems like bad planning. Hiking after midnight sounds like some kind of dare.

Nice photo and a story to go with it.

Jay


JJ Cale wrote it. I like this slower version by Eric Clapton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeDtmbt4JS4

I have a bright LED flashlight rigged with a red lens filter for knocking around at night.
Red light doesn't mess up your night vision.

When I lived back east I used to hike out(and sometimes back) to bowhunting stands before dawn and back after sunset using a similar rig.
It wasn't as bright as my current rig since LEDs weren't around then.
Didn't have to worry about lions and grizzly bears in the mountains of Virginia. 8)

That said, I'd risk hiking to Hidden Lake overlook in the dark.

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Re: Logan Pass Milky Way Photo

Postby Sue Z » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:44 am

Excellent pic!
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