A Night Out, Methow Valley Style

Winter nights are long in the rural Methow Valley, tucked away on the eastern edge of the North Cascades. Here are few shots from a recent overnight trip to a local summit.

 Starlight on the North Cascades…3897 second exposure, 12 degrees Fahrenheit.

Starlight on the North Cascades…3897 second exposure, 12 degrees Fahrenheit.

 Big Dipper over WInthrop Washington.

Big Dipper over WInthrop Washington.

 Stars circling around Polaris, the North Star.

Stars circling around Polaris, the North Star.

 Low clouds sit over the valley at the first light of the day.

Low clouds sit over the valley at the first light of the day.

 Low clouds cover the Methow Valley as the first light of the day hits the high peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness on the eastern edge of the North Cascades.

Low clouds cover the Methow Valley as the first light of the day hits the high peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness on the eastern edge of the North Cascades.

 First light on Oval Peak, one of the highest summits the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

First light on Oval Peak, one of the highest summits the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

 Reynolds Peak, another one of the high summits in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and often a climbing objective for students on mountaineering courses through the  Northwest Outward Bound School  which has a basecamp in the Methow Valley.

Reynolds Peak, another one of the high summits in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and often a climbing objective for students on mountaineering courses through the Northwest Outward Bound School which has a basecamp in the Methow Valley.

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David Moskowitz

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