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"Frosty False O'Malley" --- Here is False O'Malley mountain (center) in Alaska's Chugach Mountains, seen one very frosty moonless midnight (-17F) in January, 2017. To the right of the peak, you can just make out the snowy spindrift being lofted back into the sky by the North wind. I had to keep every square centimeter of skin covered, to avoid frostbite. Only two tiny slits in my facemask were left to see through, and I was wishing I could make them narrower still!   I wasn't expecting to get two shots I'd like so well. My intention this night was merely to test whether I had finally devised a tripod and shooting setup I could entirely manage without removing my gloves. This test proved I had done so. Yay! But I really just wanted to stay huddled in my layers and shuffle back down the mountain to the trailhead.

"Frosty False O'Malley" --- Here is False O'Malley mountain (center) in Alaska's Chugach Mountains, seen one very frosty moonless midnight (-17F) in January, 2017. To the right of the peak, you can just make out the snowy spindrift being lofted back into the sky by the North wind. I had to keep every square centimeter of skin covered, to avoid frostbite. Only two tiny slits in my facemask were left to see through, and I was wishing I could make them narrower still! I wasn't expecting to get two shots I'd like so well. My intention this night was merely to test whether I had finally devised a tripod and shooting setup I could entirely manage without removing my gloves. This test proved I had done so. Yay! But I really just wanted to stay huddled in my layers and shuffle back down the mountain to the trailhead.

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