All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Sierra moonset</b>
Sierra moonset
I am NOT an early morning person, so I was a bit peeved when Kenny woke me at 5:00 one morning when we were staying at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. I guess it was my fault, the night before we had gone up the road above the ski resort to see the sunset on the mountain range called the Minarets. I was not as impressed as I thought would be after having read that was a "must-do" activity. The light was at a bad angle and I mentioned that it would be much more impressive at sunrise.
When we got to the overlook I gasped when I saw the full moon slowly sinking behind the jagged mountains. When I saw that spectacular sight and the sunrise that followed, I was glad he woke me!