continuing adventures at Lassen -
TACos still inhabit Lassen National Park every summer. A set of Montebellistas stay in Mineral every year and observe at Bumpass Lot - Wright, Turley, Kingsley, Larson, Cichanski, Fukuda. And another TACo gang stay at Summit Lake pretty much every year, including Natscher, Cooper and Cooper, Johnston, Scholz and me sometimes. One year, on 6 August, 2013, with no advanced planning, there were 10 TACos observing at Bumpass Lot, plus two buddies of mine from Salinas.
The night after that, all the Summit Lake gang had run off for various reasons. I went to Devastated Area that night, got to see their cool astro ranger do an interpretive talk (for the 2nd time, over years!). The lot got quiet and empty fast. That night will stick in memory because I got to see Cas A, a supernova remnant that had always been regarded as a radio source, not to be seen in visible light. Gottlieb had passed out dares for that object, and Carter Scholz handed me his excellent finderchart. Our hobby really does advance over years.
Lassen is amazing for many reasons, beautiful day and night.