Spent the weekend up at the Calpine Lookout with Smitty, D, Marian & Kimbo. Since the weather was a bit iffy... and we're a bunch of gamers, we played a whole lot of Dominion and Settler's of Catan. I think we got Smitty & D hooked.
The views were nice, and the stars were out... but the Taurids were quite weak this year. Also the sunrise and sunsets weren't too memorable. The best sunset of the weekend was while we were packing outside Smitty & D's place (first timelapse)... then looking north from the lookout on Sat, and another one looking south (cool clouds), at the top of Haskell Peak, and sunset on Sat, storms forming on Sun, rainbow,
Here's some articles on the place.
And some beta:
- The place says it sleeps 4... but there are only 2 tiny beds. So bring a pad. If the weather is nice, you can sleep on the "catwalk."
- Reservation is 6 months in advance...
- Sierra Hot Springs is near by.