We got lucky this year, and the big night for the Perseid meteor shower fell on a Saturday this year. Unfortunately, it was also very nearly a full moon. Still, we kept our hopes up and we decided to chance it.
We all met at the McDonald's in Idaho Springs and we had a nice, big group. We planned on running Oh-My-God Road for the first time as a group, followed by Yankee Hill. Then we'd watch the meteor shower on Yankee Hill and head down Cumberland Gulch.
We started out and formed a big parade through town at about 11:30PM. There weren't very many people on the road. Our headlights lit up the road on the way up, breaking all of the darkness.
We took the hardest path up, of course, but no one had any issues. We also took the little Upper Russell Gulch Road through Russell Gulch, but at night it wasn't much to see.
When we got to Idaho Springs we made a wrong turn and ended up on the highway. We slowly passed a cop doing speed checks. Then we turned around further up and passed him again. I'm sure he was wondering what the deal was with the parade!
We found Yankee Hill and headed up to watch the shower.
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