Night comes later than before. Last week it was dark at dinner; this week it comes an hour later plus an extra 5 minutes and 44 seconds per day. In a few months we’ll be riding under a midnight sun. For now, night still comes.
Eleven hours, twenty-five minutes and fifty-seven seconds of sunlight today.
A few hours past dark we snaked around the Campbell Tract looking for nothing other than some late-winter snowpacked trails; the melt comes soon, and we’re all aware. Scared, maybe. The aurora borealis shimmered above. Thanks to Dave Bryan for the photos. Dave curates a Titanium Salsa Mukluk both with self-engineered studded fat tires and a properly studded 29er wheelset with Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pros.