Night Photography Field Trip - Sunrise

Field trip: Night Photography

Night Photography Field Trip - Sunrise

Field trip to practice astro photography above the Sunrise Visitor Center at Sourdough Ridge. Note: Limited to 10 students!

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 238 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower with frequent stops

Meet at the 65th St. Park and Ride (Green Lake) in the northern-most lot at 3:00 PM. We will depart promptly at 3:10 PM so that we may arrive at the Sunrise Visitor center and  get set up.

Once we get to the Sunrise Visitor Center parking lot, we will hike less than half a mile to Sourdough Ridge to get set up and prepare for sunrise (which is around 7:30 PM).

It gets chilly at night, so dress in layers and bring a headlamp (that has a red light so you don't mess up other people's shots). You'll need it to hike back to the parking lot.

Plan to stay around 2 hours before heading back to Seattle.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Camera and tripod
  • Water
  • Snacks/Dinner
  • Headlamp
  • Bring 10 Essentials just in case!
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