So arrives the season full of activity. Temperatures are comfortable with highs around 85 F and lows 55 F at 6,825 ft above sea level. Even the yellow-bellied rock marmots who hibernate nine months out of the year reveal themselves to sunbathe on rocky outcrops. Fishermen practice their angler skills in creeks. Hikers enjoy moderate to strenuous hikes early in the day to avoid common afternoon thunderstorms. As darkness falls, anticipation arises for another activity: connecting with the night sky. Stargazers enjoy the best visibility of the Milky Way in the Continental United States.
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