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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Solstice

Above, Upper Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Summer Solstice, or the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, is today.

The solstice begins when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. This year, it is at 12:38 p.m.

For the first time in a few years, I am actually looking forward to the summer season. This is due to having The Beast available to me to escape somewhere. The fun begins in a couple of days when Amber and I head off to Yellowstone National Park.

It will be interesting to see the new growth of vegetation since the 1989 fires. We last visited Yellowstone a year after the fires and saw a lot of burned areas.

Other activities are being planned beyond this trip.

Speaking of Yellowstone, here's the park's online version of the park newspaper: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/YELLSummer15_run2_Web.pdf

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