Sunset Camping on Holt Peak

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It turned out to be a good night to test lower temps for hammock camping.  Temps expected to drop near freezing.  I froze as my improvised underquilt was left unzipped at one end.  My hiking partner fared much better.  No matter, the camping experience fell significantly short of the amazing sunset views over Mt Monadnock.  After setting up camp, we were a bit short on time to make the sunset from a decent outlook.  We hiked some and ran some until we found a suitable outlook.  I think it turned out quite well.  I’ll let these shots speak for themselves.

Just after sunset somewhere near  Burton Peak
Just after sunset somewhere near Burton Peak
Hammock with converted sleeping bag for underquilt.  As you can see the zipper opened resulting in CBS.  Brrrr.
Hammock with converted sleeping bag for underquilt. As you can see the zipper opened resulting in CBS. Brrrr.
Joel's hammock with a 'stealthy' SOL underquilt.
Joel’s hammock with a ‘stealthy’ SOL underquilt.
After some hunting, found a nice hidden camp site.
After some hunting, found a nice hidden camp site.
A short trail run to try to find a nice spot
A short trail run to try to find a nice spot
This ledge offered a great seat
This ledge offered a great seat
The seemingly slow setting of the sun creating colors the camera cannot claim
The seemingly slow setting of the sun creating colors the camera cannot claim
Mt Monadnock cradling the setting sun
Mt Monadnock cradling the setting sun
Kept watching after the sun dropped behind Mt Monadnock
Kept watching after the sun dropped behind Mt Monadnock
Cool
Cool
The night sky becoming more dominant
The night sky becoming more dominant
Vertical panorama, who knew that was possible.
Vertical panorama, who knew that was possible.
Mt Monadnock glowing
Mt Monadnock glowing
A step back frames Mt Monadnock sunset
A step back frames Mt Monadnock sunset

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