|Moon, Minarets - Sierra Nevada 2013|
|Moon, Minarets, Self Portrait - Sierra Nevada 2013|
During the night the tent's interior was fully illuminated: it was obvious that there was a full moon in the night sky.
Since Mike had decided that his next day hike was going to be in the Little Lakes Valley, just south of Mammoth, he needed to get up early and drive the truck back to Highway 395. As he passed the Minaret Outlook on his way out he looked back to see the full moon directly over the peaks, which, seriously, he hadn't expected. There was no one in the parking lot at that time, of course. A pretty flat scene, so a little contrast has been added in a black and white version. Photos taken with an Olympus E-PL5 using a 14-150 zoom lens.
Here are two earlier shots from the same spot posted in 2009.
And, a moonset seen in Pismo Beach last year.