|Cabin under the stars - Cooperstown, NY - Photo © Mac Stone|
This year we picked upstate New York in Cooperstown where my friend Adam Sittler lives and we spent the weekend camped in a cabin up in the mountains. The only time we left was to go into town to participate in a Cooperstown tradition of a baseball/whiffle ball tournament, which lasted 8 hours. We took home the championship and then retreated back to the woods to celebrate.
That night was perfect. We explored the woods for hours, bouncing headlamps in the night finding all kinds of wildlife, until we emerged on the opposite side of the cabin. It was an incredible scene. The Milky Way stretched across the sky and polar fog veiled the mountain pond, illuminated by the amber glow of tungsten on wood. I ran back to grab a camera, composing a few images while listening to familiar stories echoing from the porch.
Who knows what we'll do next year, but this is going to be a hard one to beat. Long live great traditions.