Dad's are extremely special men in our lives. They guide us through our childhood enabling us to be the best adults we can be. They console us when we are down, and they teach us new life skills for our prosperity. Dad's protect us from the harm of evil and they even cry. Dad's are amazing men that are there for you when need them most.
How are you going to show your Dad that he is special to you? Here are 3 ways you can do this weekend to show your Dad how much he means to you:
A large solar storm hit the earth over Memorial Day weekend. Causing a massive amount of auroral lights at the poles. This storm was so strong and happened during a night where there was no moon light, that aurora was seen throughout much of North America. Dark sky locations around Portland, Seattle, and Yellowstone NP. All reported seeing the northern lights. During the peak of this solar storm it registered a 7.67 on the Kp scale.
Hoping to catch the heart of the storm before it was over, I ventured up to Discovery Point at Crater Lake National Park (map) where I have captured the northern lights several times over the past decade.
It has been decades since water has spilled over the dam at Gerber Reservoir in Eastern Klamath County, Oregon. Finally this water season has produced enough snow melt and rain water to fill the reservoir.
As far as I can remember Gerber has always been a small pool if not dried creek bed of land. I have never seen the lake full. That is until last week.
During the summer of 2016. My family and I got to go on several adventures. One of those excursions led us to the north side of the Crater Lake Caldera on a dark night. We found a location to stop and setup shop near an area known as the Palisades (A cliff face rock formation on the north side of the lake).
While setup at this location, we watch commercial airliners, satellites, shooting stars and more streak across the sky. This is not uncommon for many night sky adventures. However, one flying object did catch our attention on this night, a fire spotter plane.
On a cool summer night my son and I traveled to the Lava Beds National Monument. We set up our gear to photograph the Milky Way as it passed behind Canby's Cross.
The night went well until about 3am when a pack of coyotes decided to let us know they were there. Due to the darkness, we could not see them. However, we counted their voices and tallied approx 15 different animals, surrounding us on all sides.