I walked out to do my final check of the campground at around 11:15pm and the sky was alive with color! I wish the pictures were better, but you can get an idea of what we saw. I'm gonna have to mess with some settings on the camera to try and get some better ones, hopefully they'll be out again tonight.
The campers started arriving before lunch, with the busiest time between 3pm and 6pm. Most of the job in looking after them was driving around doing wood delivery!
The overflow area is full of young people tenting (and partying!). There is also one older couple up there in a travel trailer. I was a little worried about them being bothered by the young people, but when I went and spoke to them they had a good attitude. They said "that's okay, we've got a generator we'll just drown them out!".
I think there's five empty sites in the main camping area and nine in the overflow. I'll do a count today, but I think we've got 36 sites being used.
We didn't have time to take any pics of the campground, but we'll do that today.
Four sites in the main campground all taken up by young people having a good time. I was a little concerned about them and when I went out at 11:15pm (quiet time is 11pm to 7am) there was still some music and laughter coming from that area. But when we came back from looking at the Northern Lights around 11:30pm, it was pretty quiet although quite a few people were still around campfires throughout the park so there was some general chatter but nothing you would say was loud. So we left them be.
What I saw when I walked outside the cabin at 11:15pm last night!
I ran in and got Ruth and we hopped in the pickup to go up the hill to get a better look.
What a show! The photos don't do them justice. I tried taking a video too, but it just shows up as black. I didn't have time to try and mess with the camera settings but I'm confident the lights will be back sometime this weekend because the forecast for each night is similar to what the conditions were last night.