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Camping on Military Pass Road north of Mount Shasta
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

On the 2016 summer solstice, June 21st, I camped alone near the Military Pass Road north of Mount Shasta. The weather was perfect, there was nobody else around, and to top it off there was a full moon.

I took a series of panoramic photos as the day and night progressed and the light changed.

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Afternoon light north of Mount Shasta

Afternoon light north of Mount Shasta

My campsite was in a sparse forest of Jeffrey pine. When I arrived in late afternoon the air was warm and still.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2016

Sunset north of Mount Shasta

Sunset north of Mount Shasta

When the sun dropped to the western horizon it threw a warm light onto my camp.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2016

Alpenglow on Mount Shasta

Alpenglow on Mount Shasta

The great mountain remained illuminated orange, then, pink, then lavender, long after the sun had disappeared.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2016

Moonrise north of Mount Shasta

Moonrise north of Mount Shasta

I got up an hour or so after sunset to photograph the full moon.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 20, 2016

Moonlight on Mount Shasta

Moonlight on Mount Shasta

I dutifully shot another panorama of the moon-lit landscape after midnight.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 21, 2016

Monring in camp north of Mount Shasta

Monring in camp north of Mount Shasta

It was cool the next morning, with brilliant clear light. The summit of Mount Shasta is about 7 miles (11 km) away.

Military Pass Road, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 21, 2016

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