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Winter Solstice sunrise

We did it! The sun is coming back! Huzzah to all Northern Hemispherians, the evil Southern Hemisphere is now bound to return our sun to us. We left town at 6am, and hiked up to the summit of Ha Ling Peak to arrive just as the sky was starting to lighten, at around 7.45am. On the one hand, it was beautiful. On the other, it was very windy (the forecast was calling for 30km/hr, gusting to 50km/hr). There may have been some huddling. Poor Lincoln was just about freezing to death. There was some attempted photography inbetween bouts of huddling. … Continue reading Winter Solstice sunrise

Five Dames and a Dog: Winter Solstice Expedition

The expedition was planned to ascend Ha Ling Peak, meeting in town at 6.15am, loading the crates of champagne into our cars, and setting off from there. The trail was well packed, but it was still slow going, so we didn’t make it to the summit for sunrise. At least we were at treeline as all the clouds turned brilliant shades of pink though. It was a glorious morning for it, calm and crisp, and the views were wonderful once we made it to the summit. And now the sun is returning! Thank you sun! Darkly through the trees we … Continue reading Five Dames and a Dog: Winter Solstice Expedition