Milky Way over Mt Rainier-Sourdough Ridge Trail-Mt Rainier Wilderness-.jpg
Around midnight, I hiked up to sourdough ridge in Mt Rainier Wilderness. It was so dry that a dust cloud rose from each step. A number of crickets jumped from the trail in front of me as I climbed. I could smell a little smoke in the air from the forest fires east of the wilderness and it contributed a red glow to the clouds even late at night.