I knew it was going to be a clear day, so I want to go so a mountain. I hadn't been to Mt. St. Helens since October, so I decided to go there. The road to the end is closed, but you can still get some views.
Get up at 1 AM. Leave around 2 AM. At 3 AM in Tacoma I pass a rollover accident that had just happened. Get gas at 4 AM. Arrive at Castle Lake viewpoint at 5 AM. I get some photos, including what I'm sure is the Milky Way, but it's not too interesting really.
5:58 AM. A 10 minute exposure. There were some meteors happening, too. 2560x1440
8:27 AM. Honestly it was a really bad sunrise. There were no clouds, and the sun was coming from almost behind the mountain. So I didn't really get any sunrise shots. I moved from Castle Lake viewpoint down to the end of the road at Hummocks trailhead. 3000x2000
8:40 AM. I went back to Coldwater Lake. I like these hills. I got this shot with the beach in it, but I also got some 'clean' reflections. 3000x2000
8:53 AM. I was looking for artistic stuff and saw the sun hitting the tops of these trees. 3000x2000
8:56 AM. Coldwater Lake had ice along the edges. 2400x1600
8:58 AM. One of the downed trees, probably from the blast. I cropped out some on the left side. I like this image because you can't see the sky, except for in the reflection, and the reflection gives a very clear different angle on the tree. 2000x2000
9:09 AM. Similar idea, can't see the sky except in the reflection. I like the ducks giving it a bit of action. 3000x2000
9:44 AM. I'm on my way home, but looking for things. I like the patterns in the trees with the light and shade, and the bridge. 2560x1400
That's it. I had a nice day, but it wasn't quite as good for pictures as I hoped. I got some more mildly interesting star photos if someone wants.