One of the guys from that photo class on the 26th and I were going to attempt to do night photography this evening. George had volunteered to be the chauffeur. The eldest begged off after having to work late. She turned out to be the smartest in the group.
(and yes, the As lost this afternoon).
Since it was completely socked in around the bay we thought to try the other side of the hills. Well Mt Diablo Park might be a good place to be. But the park gates are closed and locked at 2030 in the evening leaving you on one side of the divide or the other till morning. Since we hadn’t come prepared with sleeping bags or camping gear, this didn’t sound like a great idea.
Driving around, there didn’t seem to be any other decent place without either lights or trees obscuring the sky. Back over on our side, the fog was almost to the top of Grizzly Peak taking out that option as well. Seems like one needs a combination of good pre-trip scouting and a lot of luck with the weather. July is probably a better bet if the skies clear (meaning the weather needs to warm up a bit.).