I went on a short hike up to Donut Falls tonight. It was a lot shorter than I had expected but still a fun little hike. On the way back I saw a friend of mine who I haven’t seen in over two years and it was nice to get acquainted with her again. Back at the trailhead we realized we were missing some people who rode in the car with us. We didn’t want to leave them stranded, so we began to wait, and wait and wait.
The good thing was that during the wait I had an excellent view of a very starry night, unmarred by city lights. I got to see some spectacular falling meteors. Some of them left a huge trail of light across the sky, almost like a jet’s contrail.
We finally went home, but it turns out that the missing hikers had gone farther up the trail to see some mines and it took them a lot longer than they expected to descend the trail in the dark. Thankfully they all got down safely.