|This spot seems to have been a popular party spot. Probably
once used as a staging area for a mining operation it is now a great spot to rest after a
long day on the trail. I can imagine this would be a great spot to be during a very
clear night with no moon. The number of stars that can be seen on a clear night up
here on the mountain is unbelievable. Saturday night at the cabin we used a decent
sized telescope to do a little star and planet gazing. We looked at the planet Venus
and then we were lucky enough to find Saturn in the sky. Seeing the rings of Saturn was
amazing. Tracking it as the Earth rotated was a challenge.
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