Hello, Hatcher Pass! The first really good Aurora show of the season.

The aurora forecast was for a kp6 storm for last night/early this morning.  With mostly cloudy skies here in Bear Valley, I decided to take a chance and make the 90 minute drive up to Hatcher Pass near Palmer.  Oh boy, was the drive worth it!   Got there at 11 pm, but the show really didn't get going until around 1 am, when it looked like the sun was coming up--but that was the aurora exploding behind the ridges.  She grew and became really active, but with displays that only lasted for 20-30 seconds at a time.  This went on until I finally gave up at 3:30 am and made the drive home.  What a wonderful night.  It was great to be out shooting aurora again.