Faces of the Aurora
We arrived in Chena River Valley just before sunset, and I made camp in a nice clearing. Being the good brother I am, I gave my sister my two warmest sleeping bags to use, and I used a lightweight 20°F bag, thinking that layering up would keep me warm. While she slept soundly, I remember being so miserably cold that I swore I was booking a Marriott for the remainder of the trip (which I didn't, but I was that cold). It was -10°F that night, after suffering for a few hours I decided that I would try sleeping in the car. When I crawled out of my tent around 4am, car bound, I saw the strangest clouds overhead...and then I said "oh shit!" ...I was so tired, I didn't want to take pictures, so it wasn't an expression of elation... but after I saw the result of my first photo, then a second "oh shit" was voiced, which sounded much more positive!