Per request of a friend and business owner, I created another planet! Sky was boring that day, so I replaced that too. What do you think?
If you want to make one like this, follow the instructions in my previous post.
First backpacking of the season. Two of the four sites in summer conditions this week in Glacier were Quartz Lake and Lower Quartz Lake, so we went out for a short warm up trip. 13 miles we normally do in one day were split up in three.
So we built an igloo
And boy, was it fun! I only joined for the final part, but we kept going until dark! some Slivovica from Slovakia warmed us up afterwards
I'm spending the winter season in Essex again, like last year. This year we moved in earlier and are enjoying fall up here, before we have to start working.
The original plan was backpacking to Harrison Lake for one night, but someone got the last spot before us. We had a first timer with us - Alex from Ukraine, so Aaron came up with an alternative route. It was the Grant Ridge Loop, with spending the night right on top of the ridge. We were glad to have decided for that area after we watched the big smoke cloud come from behind Mt. Stimson.
First we were going to get up the next day and climb Great Northern... it looked magical and tempting.
After we watched the smokey sunset we were wondering if it really was a new fire in the Nyack area.
Our plan to climb Great Northern failed because of those little purple beauties. We had no water left, but still stayed at the top, picking huckleberries for a couple of hours...
A few more photos from the trip...