No, I didn’t go to the moon or Milky Way. I did venture to Jupiter Peak under a full moon though last night. The temperature was a whopping 5 and with wind chill it was -90 or so. Maybe that’s just what it felt like!
I hadn’t been on a full moon ski tour in some time so last night was the right time. I began hiking at 2:30am and by 4am I was on top of Jupiter. It was an easy hike up and the view was incredible. I paced around for an hour or so and watched the moon set over Big Cottonwood canyon. With sunrise only an hour or so away, I decided to pull out my sleeping bag and hunker down. I was cold. I shook up some hand warmers and put them in my ski boot liners and waited for sunrise since there was no light now to ski down.
I must have passed out once the sun crested the horizon because I woke up at 8:30am in full sunlight! At least I was warm:) It was an easy ski down to the bus and back home followed by 2 consecutive naps. All in all a great night despite the cold and lack of pbr on the summit.