Great American Sunrise
The morning of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 began with this. After a night of freezing weather spent in our cars, my friends and I got out and set up shop on the shores of Stanley Lake.
The eclipse was to start 3 hours later when the McGowan peak and the sawtooth range lit up in the warm alpenglow revealing the glacier as well as the wispy clouds that had slid down around the base of the peaks. There was some threat of wildfire smoke obscuring the eclipse but luckily for us they stayed away for the duration of the eclipse.
The serene Stanley lake, majestic Sawtooth mountains and the cool fresh air made a perfect accompaniment for the extraordinary spectacle that unfolded over the next few hours.
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